Every year, there is a book fair in Deventer in the Netherlands. This is the largest book fair in Europe for antique and second hand books. I found out about it years ago, but never went until last year. Man, that was amazing and horrible at the same time.
My mom loves books just as much as me, and thus, we embarked on this mission together, not quite knowing what to expect. And well, it was obvious that we were not prepared for the awesomeness of this fair. Sure, we brought a bag to put the books in that we might buy and we laughed a bit about those silly people with their trolleys. After a couple of hours and about ten new (ok, pre-loved) books later, we wished we had one of those trolleys.
This year, we took a trolley as well!
Here are some pictures of the fair. Since I spent my time looking at all the books, I did forget to take more pictures. All the books I bought, I’ll show you in my Sunday Post of this week.
In total, we were there from 9.30am till 3pm and never looked at the same vendor twice. There were so many different vendors! Even though we were there so long, we still missed a couple of vendors, but we were just too tired and hot to continue (it was over 30ºC!).
All in all, we had an amazing and successful day. I can’t wait for next year, because there are still more books I’d like!