Posts in: 2020s

Sixty years ago today, one of the two men I was named after — my Opa Nicolaas — dropped dead suddenly as he was getting into a cab in ’s-Gravenhage, his arms laden with Sinterklaas presents.








From 10 July to yesterday, I posted bookmarks from 43 different bookstores. Sixteen of them are closed and twenty-seven are still around. A better ratio than I was expecting.

But too many are gone without having been replaced, and we are poorer and more vulnerable for it.

I Read Banned Books


And this brings us to the end of the run.

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I will continue occasionally posting other bookmarks — and things that serve as bookmarks — as they turn up in my books. But I’ve posted something daily throughout April, May, and July–August, so I’m ready for a break.

Sixth Chamber