#brusselsbookcity | Video portraits of literary actors (IV): Feras Abo Dabboseh

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For #BrusselsBookCity, we asked several actors of the Brussels book sector to share with us some of their favourite books and to fill us in on their favourite spots to read in the capital of Europe.

It is under the gaze of the talented video director and photographer Alice Khol that they open up on film.

This week we meet Feras Abo Dabboseh, one of the founders of the Lagrange Points Bookstore Café.

Shot and directed by: Alice Khol
Edited by: Lèna Noiset

Did you know that 182 different nationalities live side by side in Brussels and that almost 20 per cent of the population speaks Arabic? It is to meet the need for dialogue and connection in this cosmopolitan context that a group of friends – consisting of students, university professors, musicians, writers and cultural activists from the Middle East and Europe – set up a place where Arab and Western cultures could meet. A place where exchanges and interaction can flourish in a spirit of diversity, equality and openness, in the midst of all these gravitational fields, of all these spheres of influence.

Together they have worked to open the Lagrange Points Bookstore Café, the first non-religious Arabic café-bookshop in Brussels, temporarily set up Galerie Ravenstein in February and March 2019.

Discover more about Lagrange Points Brussels >