More than forty book- and printsellers from the Netherlands, united in the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (NVvA), have recently issued their 2016 annual catalogue. Click above, download the catalogue and have a look at the highlights – from medieval books of hours to a complete run of the counterculture journal Rolling Stone.
Free access - Preface by NVvA President Frank Rutten
When I was a little boy our family lived on the village outskirts. The garden gate behind our
house gave way to meadows as far as the eye could see. The gate was always open to us children. All summer we roamed the fields among herds of cows and sheep without ever a dull moment. Glorious weather, too. Reading this catalogue I experience the same feeling. More than forty members of the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association show their precious possessions, giving us no chance for boredom. Let me invite you to step into the green pastures and leaf through the catalogue.
An additonal source of pleasure: the Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair has risen as a phoenix after one ‘fair-less’ year. The 36th edition will be held in the heart of Amsterdam on October 1 and 2. Fifty-six antiquarian bookdealers from all over the world will present their most special books, maps, and prints. “Where is my free ticket?” you will ask. Well, you don’t need one, the entrance is free. The gate to the Fair, too, will be open.
Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair
1 to 2 October 2016
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Opening hours: Saturday 1 - 7 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
> For more information visit the official website