Bookspots - The Netherlands

AMSTERDAM

       Vlieger                                      
       Amstel 34
       1017 AB Amsterdam
       www.vliegerpapier.nl

Shop with wide collection of paper, stationery items and bookbinding supplies.

       Monsterkamer                                    
       Timorplein 47
       1049 CC Amsterdam
       www.monsterkamer.com

De Monsterkamer offers an extensive and up-to-date collection of paper, graphic materials and applications from Dutch as well as international companies. Open by appointment only. They have a great blog too and organise nice events.

       Minotaurus                                  
       Sint Antoniebreestraat 3d
       1011 HB Amsterdam
       www.minotaurusboekwinkel.nl   

Bookshop with collection of books about books, bibliography, typography, book history, bookbinding, the illustrated book, etc. There is also a choice of private press editions from the Netherlands and abroad.

       Boekie Woekie                                       
       Berenstraat 16
       Amsterdam
       http://boewoe.home.xs4all.nl/frame2.htm

Book store/gallery for artist books.

       San Seriffe                                      
       Sint Annenstraat 30
       1012 HE Amsterdam

       www.san-serriffe.com

Small art book shop in the center of Amsterdam.

       Letterpress Amsterdam                                  
       Singel 214
       Amsterdam
       www.letterpressamsterdam.com

Letterpress studio in the center of Amsterdam run by Thomas Gravemaker. By appointment only.

       Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier                                
       De Roos van Dekamaweg 7
       1061 HR Amsterdam
       www.amsterdamsgrafischatelier.nl

Situated in an old gym this oldest Graphical centre in The Netherlands is a DIY workshop for professional artists and designers. They offer screen printing, riso printing, etching, litho, embossing and more. They also give workshops.

       Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam                               
       Molukkenstraat 200-P1
       1098 TW Amsterdam
       www.grafischwerkcentrumamsterdam.nl

Book art centre.

       'T Japanse Winkeltje                                    
       Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 177
       1012 RK Amsterdam
       www.japansewinkeltje.nl

Japanese shop selling some (hand made) Japanese papers. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       The Paper Factory                                 
       Levantkade 49
       1019 MJ Amsterdam
       www.the-paper-factory.com

Showroom with all papers of Fedrigoni and Fabriano.

       Peter van Ginkel                                   
       Bilderdijkstraat 99
       1053 KM Amsterdam
       www.petervanginkel.nl

Art supply store with good paper collection. They also have stores in Utrecht, Arnhem, Maastricht and Groningen. *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       UvA (Special Collections)                                  
       Oude Turfmarkt 129
       1012 GC Amsterdam
       www.bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl

From Medieval manuscripts, Bleu atlases and manuscripts by Hooft and Multatuli to graphic design, cookery books and more: The Special Collections are home to the material heritage of the University of Amsterdam. They have interesting exhibitions and you can also find the booksellers Nijhof and Lee here. *Recommended by Jan de Waard

       Atheneaum Bookstore and Newscentre                               
       Spui 14 - 16
       1012 XA  Amsterdam
       www.athenaeum.nl

The Newscentre shop at the Spui has a big collection of magazines. The bookstore next door has books about literature, art, history etc.

       Misc Store                             
       De Clercqstraat 130
       1052 NP Amsterdam
       www.misc-store.com

Refined goods for the home and desk. Shop with carefully selected stationery products, design objects and more.

       LikeStationery                            
       Prinsenstraat 24
       1015 DD  Amsterdam
       www.likestationery.com

Stationery shop with fun and colourful cards, prints and stationery items.

 

WESTZAAN

       De Schoolmeester (Paper mill)                                     
       Guispad 3
       1551 SX Westzaan
       www.zaanschemolen.nl

De Schoolmeester is a Paper mill which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world. The beautiful Zaansch bord is made here, a paper with many applications in bookbinding. Highly recommended!

 

THE HAGUE

       Damen/Papier Royaal                                   
       Noordeinde 68
       2514 GR The Hague
       www.papier-royaal.nl

Shop founded in 1895, specialised in (decorated) paper and bookbinding materials.

       Meermanno museum                                
       Prinsessegracht 30
       2514 AP The Hague
       www.meermanno.nl

In a grandiose setting, this museum focuses on all aspects of the book *Recommended by Marja Wilgenkamp

       Koninklijke Bibliotheek                               
       Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5
       2595 BE The Hague
       www.kb.nl

The Royal library of the Netherlands obviously has many books but what makes it truly unique is its focus on bookbinding. They have a special collection of 10.000 items from 1540 to the present day, curated by people who love and know their subject. A must-go for researchers. By appointment only, but well worth the effort.

       Lidy Schoonens Books                               
       Johan van Oldenbarneveltlaan 45
       2582 NJ The Hague
       www.lidyschoonensboeken.nl

Specialised in new and second hand books about bookbinding, calligraphy, paper art and other crafts. Very good selection. Can only be visited by appointment, books can be purchased online.

 

LEIDEN

       Book Art Fair                                  
       St. Pieterskerk
       Kloksteeg 16
       2311 SL Leiden
       www.pieterskerk.com

Every year in November the Book Art Fair takes place in the beautiful setting of St. Pieterskerk church in Leiden. What sets this fair apart from the others is its focus not only on bookbinding but also on printing, calligraphy and papermaking. The full book arts package with a large amount of suppliers, demos and workshops. Not just worth a visit, worth a trip!

 

LOENEN

       De Middelste Molen                                 
       Kanaal Zuid 497
       7371 GL Loenen
       www.demiddelstemolen.nl

Papermill since 1622 open to the public, they also have a shop where they sell their paper. *Recommended by Leonie Vollenberg


ROTTERDAM

       Print Room                                  
       Schietbaanstraat 17
       3014 ZV Rotterdam
       www.printroom.org

PrintRoom is a presentation space and shop dedicated to artists’ publications. *Recommended by Esther Krop, De Monsterkamer

 

RIJSWIJK

       Paper Biennal                                  
       Herenstraat 67
       2282 BR Rijswijk
       www.museumrijswijk.nl

Once in the 2 years the Paper Biennal is taking place in Rijswijk. This event shows beautiful work from international paper artists. The next biennal is in 2018. For all paper lovers out there.

 

STEENWIJK

       Boektotaal                                  
       Woldpromenade 32
       8331 JH Steenwijk
       www.boektotaal.nl

Shop with bookbinding tools, materials and equipment, also sells online. *Recommended by Jan de Waard

 

ZALTBOMMEL

       De Blauwe Markies                                  
       Kerkplein 17
       5301 EK Zaltbommel
       www.deblauwemarkies.nl

Drawers full of decorative papers from around the world. Only open Thursday, Fridays and last Sundays of the month.

 

ZUTPHEN

       Librije Library                                 
       Sint Walburgiskerk
       Kerkhof 3
       7201 DM Zutphen
       www.librije-zutphen.nl

The ‘Librije’ is a unique 16th century public library in the St. Walburga’s Church in Zutphen. *Recommended by Jan de Waard

 

JOURE

       Het Fries Grafisch Museum                                  
       Geelgietersstraat 1-11
       8501 CA Joure
       www.museumjoure.nl

Museum which shows old printing techniques and machines from the beginning of the 20th Century. *Recommended by Jan de Waard

 

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