The Deventer Book Market

The first Sunday in August sees a book market set up its stalls for one day of trading in the Dutch town of Deventer. This year marked the 31st time the book market has been held, and there were more than 850 stalls stretching a total length of 6 kilometres. I’ve been visiting it most years since 2004.

I didn’t have a big haul this year – just four small books: two “St. Trinians” books, illustrated by Ronald Searle, a first edition of Cabot Wright Begins by James Purdy, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, to remind me of the richness of language.

Terror of St. Trinians  Hurrah for St. Trinians 

 Cabot Wright Begins  Concise Sayings

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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