In the Netherlands, the Boekenweek (Book Week) is an annual “week” of ten days dedicated to Dutch literature. It has been held in March annually since 1932. Each Boekenweek has a theme. The beginning of the Boekenweek is marked by the Boekenbal (book ball), a gathering that is attended by writers and publishers. Events are held across the country during the Boekenweek, such as book signing sessions, literary festivals and debates.
Each year a well-known writer, usually Dutch or Flemish, is asked to write a book, usually a novella, called the Boekenweekgeschenk (book week gift), which is to be given away during the festival. In 2014, Tommy Wieringa (known for his novels “Dit zijn de namen” and “Joe Speedboot”) wrote the book “Een mooie jonge vrouw” for the festival.
The hardcover of the book was made with solid board from SOLIDUS SOLUTIONS (1.5 mm grey board). For the first print of 750.000 books, we supplied 1.5 million plates of our board (about 35 tons).