Sunday, 23 November 2014, Amsterdam Quarterly (AQ) will hold a party and reading to celebrate the launch of its 2014 Yearbook at the English Bookshop, Lauriergracht 71 in Amsterdam from 2 to 4 PM. Readers will include—from France—former CBS Evening News Paris correspondent Joan Z. Shore and—from the Netherlands—Iclal Akcay, Sarah Kinebanian, Bryan R. Monte, Amina Roselyne and Patricia Seman. The 2014 Yearbook is a compilation of AQ’s online spring (AQ9), summer (AQ10) and autumn (AQ11) issues.
We also hold a number of critique groups at the bookshop, including a poetry and novel group. These critique groups are informal and an ideal place to have your on-going work evaluated by other members of the local community. Please email the bookshop should you require more information.
This unique tour will take you off the beaten track and past some noteworthy spots in Amsterdam’s literary and cultural life, from mainstream to alternative. Please email the bookshop your reservation as the guide is only here upon request. For more information: http://shop.englishbookshop.nl/our_community/walking_tour
The spanish reading club of the Universidad Desconocida, started a few years ago in McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City, organized by the Uruguayan Javier Molea, co-founder of the “Unknown University”, or Universidad Desconocida. Now the book-clubs are also being organized in Amsterdam by its other co-founder Maria Bordallo. There will be two types of book clubs: The short stories book-club will take place on alternate Saturdays mornings at 11:30AM until around 1PM. We will be reading short stories in Spanish both from classic authors as well as modern writers of Latin America and Spain. The other book-club will be on the first Friday evening of every two months, and we will comment different books that we have had read before. The first book-club is happening on February 6th (2015!) in the evening. The book for the February book-club is Kassel no invita a la logica of the writer Enrique Vila-Matas.
To support the bookstore there is a 2,5 Euro asked for each person.
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The Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month from 6:30pm. Each member of the book club can submit a wish list of four books that they wish the club to read.
From the individual wish lists we compile a longlist from which each month we will select a book for the club to read.
English tea and a lively discussion will be guaranteed.
If you would like to be included in the bookgroup please email the shop.
Circus director, Tommy Tops, introduces his fantastic circus. The star of the show is the temperamental horse Peppermint (2+).
Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Date: Sunday 14th December.
Place: The English Bookshop Lauriergracht 71 (hs) www.englishbookshop.nl
Cost: Euro 6,50 per person and Euro 6,50 per child.
RSVP as space is limited. Reservations will be guaranteed once payment has been received.