At 14:24, I bought a Moleskine 2013 Pocket Hard Cover Daily Planner (3.5 x 5.5)
(ISBN:9788866131052) from bookshop Broekhuis
for € 16.95.
At 14:36, I bought the book Het begin van tranen (The beginning of
tears) with stories from Bernlef (ISBN:9789021433769) from bookshop
De Slegte for € 5.99. Yesterday, I already had seen this book
and read a small part of it when it was display because Bernlef died recently.
Went into the city with Andy. We went to
bookshop Kruimeltje. Because the owner has
decided to close the shop, all the books are now sold for half the price.
At 13:59, I bought Kinderen van Duin (Children of Dune)
by Frank Herbert (ISBN:9789029008549) for € 5.00. When we went
to bookshop De Slegte we found the first
floor almost completely empty. Only the books along the walls were still
there and in the middle their were some books and DVD's on sale. The shop
is going to be refurbished the coming week. Probably this is part of the
merging with Selexyz bookshops. De Slegte for a long time, only sold
cheap (remaindered) and second hand books. Last year the also started to
sell the top 50 new books. I understood that they were doing well compared
to bookshops that only sell new books, and so I don't understand why they
are now becoming more like a normal bookshop, especially because there
is a normal bookshop, Broekhuis, on
the otherside of the street.
This afternoon, I visited bookshop De Slegte,
which was refurbished in the previous days. They also temporarily
changed the name into "De Slegte + ?" because now that they have merged with the
Selexyz bookshops, they are looking for a new name. There is also some text on the
window to explain this, stating that they want to introduce a new bookshop
concept: Bookshop 3.0. However, when I went into the shop, I noticed not much
had changed. The books about cooking have moved to make place for a whole
wall of magazines. I wonder whether they are going to sell a lot of magazines,
because just right on the otherside of the street there is bookshop Broekhuis with a similar wall. Some of the low tables in the center
of the shops, which were often used for new arrivals, have disappeared. On
the website, I commented that I would like to see a screen in the shop where
I could easily see all new arrivals. The back of the shop and the second floor
(including stair) have remained unchanged. They had some interesting promotion
activities with the reopening of the shop, but I did not buy anything this time.
Today is a palindrome date when
written according to the DD-MM-YY format: 21-11-12 and the YY.MM.DD
formats: 12-11-21. The previous such date was November 11, 2011 and the next will be November 2, 2020.
Today, I received the book Acht in
Opdracht (Eight in assignment) by Ton van Gestel and Caroline Boot,
ISBN:9789070962104, published by the Dutch textile museum in Tilburg about
an exhibition with the same title containing works of eight artist including
Peter Struycken. I bought it through the
internet for € 7.50.
This evening, I went to see the movieCloud Atlas.
There are only two screenings per day, at 16:00 and 20:15. When I bought my
tickets in the afternoon, and wanted to sit in the middle, I only had an
option for a seat on the fifth row from the top. During the halfway
break, I heard many people talk about that they did not understand the story
or that this was not the type of movie they had expected. It is definitely
not a main stream movie, and I guess it is only because of the names of
the directors and actors that this is a main stream movie and not an arthouse
movie. Especially towards the end, when all the stories come to an end,
it become rather impressive and overwhelming. When I biked home, I realized
that movie with the same message could also be written in just the present,
because many of the situaties depicted in the movie are currently happening
somewhere on the world.
| October 2012
| December 2012
| Random memories