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Spui Book Market

Headed to Amsterdam’s biggest weekly book market today. Every Friday more than 25 booksellers come to ply their trade in a square surrounded by big bricks-and-mortar bookshops. The major permanent shops are huge – the three-storey American Book Center and multinational chainstore Waterstones – but they provide a good new-book backdrop to the second-hand market.

It’s always interesting to see how things are done and we picked up a few bits & pieces that we can adapt to our own events.

As with most markets of this type, the selection is uninspiring with most stalls presenting a random assortment of pretty average fare. The exception was a stall devoted largely to sexually-explicit books and posters. Considering the overly negative response our Pop-ups received from Adelaide City Council, the pornbook stall could go either way in Adelaide… probably not our thing 😉