Amsterdam is famous for its 17th century canals, called "grachten". On one of these boats the Amsterdam booksellers from Antiquariaat Kok, Die Schmiede, Antiquariaat Spinoza and Antiquariaat Brinkman held a floating ILAB Pop Up Book Fair today. The boat went from Amsterdam harbour to the city center over the Prinsengracht to Roking, opposite of the Special Collections Department of the University Library, and landed finally at the Singel, the innermost canal of the old city of Amsterdam.
However, at first, the ship broke down before they could set sail, so while waiting for a replacement the Dutch dealers started selling the symbolic books in the street. Luckily another boat was found, and finally the wonderful journey could begin.
Enjoy the pictures: