Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Oh boy, if there was ever a reason to give up banging my head against a brick wall in the Netherlands it was given me on a platter today.
After a very short attempt at working together (the 'together' was extremely one-sided) with one of the Dutch street magazines I was told today that we have to vacate the premises in three weeks. They are moving round the corner and I was told in no uncertain terms that we are not invited to continue sharing the work space. When I told 'management' that the people who sell the street magazine love having the books there and wanted us to move with them I was told no no. I asked did you ever ask the vendors what they wanted? The reaction was more or less - well certainly not, whyever would we do that. I said - but they really want to have the books... only to hear: Well, I don't know what they'd want them for...

Reading perhaps?

I give up.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Not resolutions
but intentions
to continue
to bring books to the bookless
and open the wonderful world of words
to those who have not yet cracked the code
not resolutions
but intentions
to reach out to those
who need a hand

2008 - may it bring you
health, fulfilment and moments of joy