Novel Verborgen leegte in Your Local Library

16 11 2011

The novel Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness] by Quito Nicolaas is now available in your local library in De Nieuwe Bibliotheek ALMERE, Openbare Bibliotheek AMSTERDAM and other big cities of Holland.
So run to the library and lend it or buy it @ Bookish Plaza

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‘Verborgen leegte’ Incorporated Into School Curriculum

2 10 2011

Good news is that the novel Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness ed.] by Quito Nicolaas is included in the teaching of literature at the Kolegio Alejandro Paula formerly Peter Stuyvesant College in Curaçao. This year,  students of the graduating classes will analyse the novel. The book is also on the list of Dutch literature they read for the exams.

BookIsh Publishers hopes that other high schools in Curaçao and Aruba will also follow suit.





Dutch Libraries interested in ‘Verborgen leegte’

2 10 2011

Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness ed.], the latest novel by Quito Nicolaas as of september will be available at the libraries in The Netherlands. NBD/Biblion has ordered a quantity that will be introduced and distributed to different libraries in the country.

NBD/Biblion offers a complete range of products and services that contribute to the success of the library or (school) library. They select, describe and provide the wide range of (new) titles that come out on the Dutch market.





‘Verborgen leegte’ & ‘Bos pa Planta’ in the Local Press in Curaçao

1 04 2011





Crazy Night @ the ‘Feria Dushi Tera’

22 03 2011


The fair ‘Feria Dushi Tera’ last thursday 17 March was at the occasion of 35 years Himno y Bandera (National Anthem and the Flag) and 25 years Status Aparte of Aruba. Aruba is the first island in the constellation of the Netherlands Antilles to have gained in 1986 it’s own semi-independent status in the Dutch Kingdom. Each year this fact is being celebrated on 18 March.

The fair was buzzing with people from all over the island. It was a great night with all kinds of goods in the colors of the beautiful flag of Aruba, delightful music, nationalistic speeches, typical dishes and the festivity was closed by wonderful fireworks.  Bookish Publishers had it’s own stand nr. 29 and people could meet&greet the writer Quito Nicolaas. So we got family and friends coming by, but also people interested in literature and reading. The only party pooper was the rain that spoiled part of the evening. Here is a photo impression of the night.

waiting for people to come by

the first copy sold for the night


the book already put away from the rain

men are also interested in poetry

posing with FB friend & family

here with friends from Curaçao

old time friends also interested in Bos pa Planta

poetry lover glad with book in hand, the Aruban flag swaying on the table

posing with his tokayo (person with the same name) & a very dear old friend

coming from the same hometown of San Nicolas

posing with two dear FB friends

interested in all the books by the author

old time friends also interested in the new work

posing with a dear friend & journalist (r)

view on the mainstage before the rainstorm hit





Impression of the Booksigning @ Bruna Aruba

17 03 2011


Last monday Quito Nicolaas had a booksigning session at the bookshop of Bruna Aruba. Booklovers came by to meet & greet the author. They bought their copy of Bos pa Planta or Verborgen Leegte.  The Bruna team did a great job to promote both books by the author and he had a professional reception. It was a pleasant evening talking and exchanging ideas with the Bruna team. Here’s a photo impression of the booksigning.


an enthousiastic reader posing with the author

Bos pa Planta & Verborgen leegte in the picture

another book lover with Bos pa Planta in her hands

the author

Verborgen leegte also liked

posing with the manager Miranda

posing with this lovely family

the Bruna Aruba team l.r.: Candice, Miranda & their colleague

Both Verborgen leegte & Bos pa Planta are available @ Bruna Aruba, L.G. Smith Blvd. 





This Afternoon Booksigning @ Bruna Aruba

14 03 2011