I try to read authors in their original language. As my favorite books are mostly Anglo-Saxon, Flemish and French that is not an issue. Books in Switzerland are at least 10 % more expensive and my shop there Payot does not offer me the inspiration I need. So each time I visit Brussels I buy a stack at my preferred bookshop PassaPorta. Last time I was lucky with the offer on the shelves : Marnix Peeters on his mother and her struggle with Alzheimer; Rebecca Solnit on identity (what does it mean to be American, Korean, Belgian or Flemish ?); travel author Cees Notteboom on Japan, which my partner and I want to visit; Jhumpa Lahiri’s notes on Rome (in her newly adopted “mother…