Launch of Bookshop of the World

On Friday 1 March Professor Andrew Pettegree and I launched our milestone study of the book culture of the Dutch Golden Age, The Bookshop of the World. An audience of close to one hundred friends, colleagues, students and family attended the occasion in Parliament Hall, St Andrews, where they were treated to an opening address by the Principal of the University of St Andrews, Professor Sally Mapstone, followed by a presentation by the authors.

The launch was accompanied by a book exhibition organised by St Andrews Special Collections, highlighting some of the Dutch treasures of the library, and it was organised in association with Topping & Co Booksellers, who had a table at the event.

Read more about the launch of the Booskshop of the World here, and order a copy via Yale University Press or Amazon.

Between 18 and 28 March we will be launching the Dutch version of the Bookshop of the World in the Netherlands. Have a look at the schedule and join us there!

The authors before the launch. The stack of books behind us was happily depleted a couple of hours later.

The authors before the launch. The stack of books behind us was happily depleted a couple of hours later.

Arthur der Weduwen