Book Launch ‘Nameless’

1 08 2013

Book launch Nameless

The Aruban poet Jermin Bell will be making his debut tomorrow at the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (library).
The poetry book will be soon available @ BookIsh Plaza

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NEW! BookIsh Plaza Ezine May Issue

8 05 2013

Bekendmaking BookIsh Plaza Ezine MAY 2013

This time a short review of the literary afternoon held a week ago at the Public Library in The Hague, speaking of the novel Verborgen leegte, which was a success.
Mother’s Day tips, new arrivals and soon for sale books.

In the Picture this time with the crowdfunding for the Papiamento novel Sombra di recuerdo by Quito Nicolaas. Check out this link on how you can make an investment.

Finally commemorating the 2nd World War in books we have some historical books, bringing more insights of that time in history.

Do enjoy this issue and keep cherishing books like we do. Share it with your friends.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 17, MAY 2013





NEW! BookIsh Plaza Ezine April Issue

15 04 2013

BP ezine april 2013

Commemorations next month brings historical events we should keep alive. Leading up to May we have tips of some historical books on the Caribbean during World War II. Also a long due interview with Aruban poet Sonia Ruiz. Soon for sale has again some interesting books.
And finally this Saturday the novel Verborgen leegte [Hidden Emptiness] by Quito Nicolaas in the picture at the Dutch Caribbean Book Club meeting. BookIsh Plaza will also be there with books by Quito Nicolaas and other Caribbean writers.
Enjoy this editon of the ezine with much more information. And do share our ongoing passion for books with your friends.

Read it @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 16, APR 2013





Poet Quito Nicolaas to recite at opening Orange Exposition

27 03 2013

persbericht & foto (A-4 liggend)

Poet Quito Nicolaas is invited to recite at the official opening of the exposition ‘Rondom Oranje’ on Thursday April the 4th  2013 by the mayor Mrs. A. Jorritsma-Lebbink  in the Burgerzaal at the Municipality of Almere, The Netherlands.

The binding factor of the art exposition is ‘Orange’ as a symbol of unity of people of different origins and nature within the Dutch Kingdom.
The exhibition carries a particular character with versatile work by:
• Jabu Arnell (St. Maarten/Amsterdam)
• Bikkel (Curaçao/Rotterdam)
• Robert P. de Boer (Apeldoorn)
• Ewoud Broeksma (Groningen)
• Armando Goedgedrag (Aruba/Breda)
• Jannes Koetsier (Groningen)
• Jan Kruize (Groningen)
• Gustave Nouel (Aruba/Deventer)

The exposition will be open till May the 2nd at the B-Passage of the Municipality of Almere, Stadhuisplein 1 and at De Nieuwe Bibliotheek, Stadhuisplein 101.





Impression BookIsh Plaza @ Arubadag

27 03 2013

Photo Impression Genootschap Ned Aruba 2012

2013 Arubadag, last Sunday, was once again a fascinating happening. It’s the day Arubans celebrate their Flag and National Anthem with music, singing, dancing, the Aruban cuisine and literature.
And being of born and bred proud Arubans, of course we couldn’t miss this one out. Naturally we were there also spreading the passion for literature like we always do.

BookIsh Plaza had a bookstand with Aruban authors’ books and books by other Caribbean authors, from children’s books, to history books, novels and poetry.  It was nice conversing with our readers and amazing to see people interested in literature from the islands.

Our published author Quito Nicolaas was there to sign his work and to speak to his fan base.

We had a great time and are looking forward for next year.





Poet/Writer Quito Nicolaas Donates Books

5 09 2012

Aruban poet/writer Quito Nicolaas donates a set of his books to school libraries in Curaçao and Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean).

Last June teachers of the secondary schools MIL and the Radulphus College in Curaçao were very pleased to receive a set of books by the author, like the novel Verborgen Leegte [Hidden Emptiness] and Bos pa Planta [Constructing Voices], among others. The set consists mostly of poetry books, a novel and short stories. They are written in different languages and the native tongue Papiamento.

proud teachers of MIL showing the books

The idea according to Nicolaas is to stimulate reading of local authors amongst the youth, to discuss them in literary classes and maybe read it for their exams. The schools were very pleased with this gesture by the author.

the RC teachers also rejoiced

At the beginning of the year he donated also a set of books to the OSB in Bonaire.





Lecture on the Aruban literature

31 03 2012

THE LECTURE WILL BE IN THE DUTCH LANGUAGE!