Programme 2019

All kinds of activities take place during the fair. Below you will find the complete programme.

Throughout the fair, Titi is whispering poems (table 69).
On Sunday, Suzanna Roijé (violin) and Heleen ’t Hart (accordion) will perform from 14:30.

Book signing

On Sunday afternoon at 14:00 Katinka Polderman will sign this years special Boekkunstbeurs publication.

On Saturday, from 11:30 to 12:30, Sarah Hart will sign De straten van Parijs en Parijs revisited (Uitgeverij Fragment)

On Sunday A.L. Snijders will sign his new book De Nescio Leesclub from 13:30 to 14:30 (Uitgeverij Fragment).


Demonstration of a replica of a 16th century printing press – Jan van Capelle (choir)

Papermaking by hand – Cuppen Papier (table 46)

Calligraphy and drawing – Huibert van Dorp (table 111)

Illumination of manuscripts – Jaap Boerman (table 15, Saturday only)

Demo simple mould for drawing lines – Ludo Versteijlen (table 81)

Letter cutting in wood – Rein Veldboer (table 102)


Unless otherwise stated, participation in workshops is free of charge.

Exhibition publication – under expert guidance you can bind this years special publication yourself (choir, ongoing).

Children’s workshop – Thekla Ahrens. A game with color and shape! A special concertina! (choir)
Suitable for everyone from 6 to 99 years old.
Saturday 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00
Sunday 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30
± 60 minutes, € 10
For this workshop you can book a place in advance via Thekla@Adm.Amsterdam

Christmas ‘boekselen’ (for adults) – Loes Vork (choir)
Saturday 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00
Sunday 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00
± 60 minutes, € 10
Pre-registration is possible via More information can be found here.

Mini workshop blind embossing – Atelier Libri (choir)

Small workshops and paper making demonstration – Akira Matsumoto (table 103, ongoing)

Workshop ‘Das Buch ohne Leim’ (book without glue) – Buchbinderei Thomas Schmitz, in English and German (corner chapel)
Saturday 13:00 and 15:00
Sunday 13:00
± 30 minutes, € 5

Workshop Moku-Hanga (Japanese woodcut) – Hanga land (table 119)
Make a nice card with Washi, Baren and pre-cut plates. 10 minutes, € 3

Folding workshop ‘Boekje met sluiting’ – Origami aan Zee (choir)
Saturday and Sunday at 12:00, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30, € 3

Fold a crane, the Japanese symbol for health, happiness and peace! – Origami aan Zee (corner chapel), € 3


‘Stringsticks and letters’ – mini exhibition around the choir