When biking home, I took this
picture thinking that the planet below the moon could be
but while biking home, I remembered seeing Venus some time ago at a
some what higher position and reasoned that it might just have seen
Venus. When I looked on Planetarium it was clear that it was Venus all along.
This afternoon, at 3 o'clock, I bought the book/box Past Present Peru: Photos,
Music, Films, Volume 1 with materials collected by John Cohen,
ISBN:9783869301037, for € 7.50 from bookshop Polare. The original price was 125 Euro, but Polare was selling
it for € 24,99 until it went on sale these days. The box consists
two books with lots of pictures, a booklet with three music CD's and a booklet
with five DVD's with movies. The material was collected over a periode of 50
years. I was one of the items on my wish list.
Today, I received a copy of the calender struktuur 68, which contains twelve original prints by
Peter Struycken. It came with its original
envelop (including address sticker). The title page has been torn off.
It was distributed by Océ to its business partners. The design is by Jacques Peeters.
It was printed by "Drukkerij H.C. van Grinsven N.V." in Venlo while the
lithography was by "De Reproductie Compagnie N.V." in Rotterdam. It would
not surprise me if the inks being used for the prints were mixed by
This morning, I visited bookshop Van Gennep in Rotterdam. I just arrived
when the owner opened the shop four minutes before 10 AM. I found this
quite an interesting shop. Not the usual shop that contains the current
top 100, but the books less read by the masses. At 10:39, I bought four
books from the table of books on sale. These are:
Brieven aan Esther by Arnon Grunberg, ISBN:9789081531450 for
This afternoon, I visited bookshop Polare
together with Andy. We went to the second floor, where he looked through
some comics. I looked at the German edition with notes
of Goethe's Faust
but I decided not to buy it. At 14:25, I did buy the following book:
De doodhoofdvlinder by Jan Wolkers, ISBN:9782874272028,
for € 4.50.
At the end of the afternoon, the news came that Polare was going to temporarily
close its twenty bookshops in the Netherlands to think about their strategy to
deal with their financial problems. A little bit a strange move, because if you
close your shops and even your online shop, you are not going to generate any
income anymore. I decided to bike from the office to their local bookshop, where I arrived five minutes before closing time at
six. The employees where still optimistic about the future of the shop. In the
Netherlands it is not easy to fire your employees in a cheap way, except for
letting you company going bankrupt. At 17:58, I bought:
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ISBN:9783618680017, in two
volumes, text and commentary, both in German for € 17.50.