Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine MARCH 2017

1 03 2017

img_7340The MARCH issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

  • Upcoming World Book Day & Bookweek
  • Music Theatre based on a Novel
  • Interview with writer ‘Go Ahead, You’re Home’
  • Spoken Word & Poetry in Curaçao
  • And much more news………

Read & spread the eZine. The next one will appear in April.

BOOKISH PLAZAeZINE nr. 60 MARCH 2017

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!





Book Trailer ‘Sombra di recuerdo’

14 06 2013

cover book trailer

Enjoy the book trailer of ‘Sombra di recuerdo’ [Shadows of Memories], the new book by author Quito Nicolaas.
And buy the book at your local bookstore in Aruba & Curaçao. Online at BookIsh Plaza.
© W.A.M. Nicolaas





Sneak peek Papiamento novel

15 05 2013

Sneak peek Sombra

Papiamento is a creole language spoken on the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao.
On Aruba they celebrate this year, the Year of Papiamento.

The book launch will take place on Tuesday May the 21rst at the Cabinet of the Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba in The Hague.





Photo Impression BookIsh Plaza @ Book Club Meeting

2 12 2012

Photo Impression Dutch Caribbean Book Club Meeting 2012





NEW November Issue of BookIsh Plaza Ezine

3 11 2012

The November issue has a lot of book news. With these cold nights just take a book as your window of the world. We like to introduce you to the Caribbean reading vibe. Highlights are the coming Dutch Caribbean Book Club meeting next weekend, revival of the Kompa Nanzi stories for kids, New Arrived books, the Tip of the month is a kids dictionary in Papiamento and much more.

Papiamento is a creole language spoken in the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao & Bonaire.

Enjoy reading the ezine.

Check it out @ BookIsh Plaza Ezine nr 10, NOV 2012





BookIsh Plaza @ Dia di Bandera

5 09 2012





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.