Dutch Book Week

It's Dutch Book Week, and the focus is on (auto)biographies. Ann Frank is shown above (pretty amazing!). From Behance.net:

Each year CPNB (Collective Promotion Dutch Literature) organises the Dutch Book Week to promote Dutch literature. And every year a specific genre is being profiled. This year the(auto) biography is featured. This is translated in the theme ‘GeschrevenPortretten’, which translates in Written Portraits’. Van Wanten Etcetera created the campaign, which show the different faces behind the (auto) biographies. Anne Frank, Vincent van Gogh, Louis van Gaal and Kader Abdollah (writer of the biographic Book Week give away). Souverein made the artwork and did an amazing job creating realistic images. Even original book pages were used for the text inside the portraits to get right structure for each portrait.

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meanwhile in the Netherlands ...

... all over the country libraries are being closed (or threatened to be). In Rotterdam alone, 15 of the 21 libraries are to be shut down definitely. Book-related news the CPNB doesn't seem to find worthwhile mentioning.
Lucie Schaap, avid reader from Amsterdam

Stark figures

Thanks for adding the information about the imminent and indefinite closing of libraries in your country. Also, a large number of public libraries are closing in the U.K. It sounds that libraries, especially public, are struggling everywhere. From Pella Iowa "A Touch of Holland", USA.

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