How to dream during sleepless nights


Library Life — published 19/05/16

From the imagination till the creation

So how did I dream up the idea of The Library?

Well, as my dream workplace was nowhere to be found, I realised (while walking in the Abbaye de la Cambre one day) that I would have to open the place myself. In a fever of excitement, I came up with the idea of mixing hotel-style services with a workplace in order to offer unprecedented personal knowledge. Et voilà, the concept of boutique business centre, coworking, private offices and meeting rooms was born all wrapped up in one name – The Library Group.

Next up was finding the right building, which was not so easy. But one Sunday morning on my way to the market, I stumbled over a derelict building in Ixelles and found that it was love at first sight. Fast forward over months of sleepless nights doing excel sheets in my mind to the recruitment of the wondrous Yasmine and Kamal (and later on, France and Marcela) – who are my first Library employees and daily sources of amusement and happiness.

Finally, on 1 September 2013, I put up The Library sign on the first building. In 2014, we opened the doors to The Library Europe and on 1 January 2016, The Library Ambiorix opened as the third location in Brussels. In the meantime, I have met so many fantastic people, who occupy the Libraries working with everything from investment banking to jewellery design. A true community of driven, fun and inspirational individuals.

If you’d like to know more about The Library, just book a trial date to come and work with us. It’s easy, fun and friendly.

I hope your dreams will come true too. Even if you’ll suffer through sleepless nights to make it happen.