preparing for the book launch…
Posted in amsterdam, amsterdam: made by hand, pia's photos May 25th, 2010 by pia



I am in the midst of preparing for the book launch which will be here, in Amsterdam at the American Book Center (Spui 12) on Saturday June 5th at 3pm. Will you be coming? Oh, I hope so. If you live in or near Amsterdam, or will be traveling to Amsterdam at that time, please come along. It is open for all, you can read more about it here, or click here to join the facebook event page

I’m also making an Amsterdam: Made by Hand window display at the American Book Center. They have gigantic windows though – if I thought the WH Smith window display in Paris was a challenge last year, well, what can I say, this one is a bigger challenge! It’s over 4 meters long, and you know, it’s just a little book so I’m going to have to think of something to fill that space! Luckily I’ve got some ideas (which I’m busy writing about in the first photo above). Also my friend Leslie let me raid her wallpaper stash the other day for inspiration and material (evidence is also above in the first photo, on the chair).

I’m planning to put the display up on June 1st to mark the official arrival of the books in stores around the world. I have heard a few of you have already received your pre-ordered copies, is that right?


photo above taken by the lovely irene from bloesem.

I also want to say a big thank you to Irene from Bloesem and Holly from Decor8 for their awesome reviews posted today! Click here to read Holly’s review, and here to read Irene’s review. I really like their photos of the book. Thank you so much Holly and Irene!

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30 Comments

  1. Lisa says

    I love your website/blog Pia, and I love the look of your book. I live in Cape Town and I hope it finds it way to our bookshelves here! If not I will order it online. Good luck for the launch!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  2. Catherine says

    Pia what a beautiful photo of you in your element!! Can’t wait to catch up at the launch x

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  3. Christina Diaz says

    Good luck setting up the windows, can’t wait to see the pictures of the results! Have fun at your signing, I am looking forward to seeing the book in person!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  4. Cameron says

    Congratulations to you on the launch of your new book! I love your blog and photos and hope I see your book in bookstores here in the US. :-)

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  5. nadia says

    beautiful, you look lovely and i think what a wonderful journey it must be to create such lovely books of places you love.

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  6. Lilah says

    wow, impressive. Looks Lovely :)

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  7. debbie schramer says

    what a pretty, wonderful life you have…..so very inspiring to me, as an artist and a writer, too. i hope your new book is very successful…..sure it will be. you share the most wonderful things. thank you for all you do!!
    debbie

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  8. Unni Strand says

    Congratulations! The book is definitely on the wishlist for my birthday this summer!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  9. sammy & glenn says

    we’re sure you’ll make a beautiful window display pia – looking forward to your pics of it when it’s done.

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  10. Nathalie says

    nooo! irony wants it that I’m in Paris that weekend! (but as usual, I will bring it’s older sister paris made by hand with me). luckily I’ll still be here to check out the ABC window!

    I am extremely looking forward to read and see your new book! have a great day the 5th!
    Cheers, Nathalie

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  11. jen laceda says

    Sorry, I’m not going to be in Amsterdam because I’m in Canada…but good luck and Congratulations!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  12. wendy in the Land of The Long White Cloud.....NZ says

    Hi Pia
    i love the photo of you sitting at your table surrounded by all that means something to you…..you look so relaxed and calm….tell me what is in the vase with your flowers is it feathers???
    I wish i could be at your book launch ….. but i have ordered your book from amazon…..and have your paris one…..congratulations on you continued success and your amazing blog!!!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  13. Tuulikki Titine says

    I just went over to Irene to read her review and it is 50 minutes later because I have been browsing the three shops she highlighted. Well if that doesn’t promise something.My mum will bring a copy to me when she visits me here in Australia in September. I can’t wait to have your book here to show my Australian friends what Amsterdam is really about.Thank you for such a wonderful book!

    May 25th, 2010 | #

  14. Magdalena, The Craft Revival says

    I so wish I could be there for the book launch event, however we’re not visiting Amsterdam until September, when I will be celebrating my 30th birthday.

    I am looking forward to having ‘Paris Made by Hand’ and ‘Amsterdam Made by Hand’ as my travel companions when I visit both Paris and Amsterdam for the first time. Your photos are beautiful and I have no doubt I will adore your books.

    Best of luck with the book launch event.

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  15. nyla says

    can’t wait, can’t wait!! just pre-ordered my copy. (that cover is PER-fection.) soooo excited to see what you cook up for the window display. no pressure or anything… ^-^

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  16. vanessa joie says

    I’m so excited for you! I’m a bit behind in catching up on blogs but I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Congratulations!

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  17. bonjour says

    I am happy for you! I wish I was in Amsterdam to meet you personally and to get a book as well. So lucky and grateful that I found your blog.

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  18. kaylovesvintage says

    I will come to have a look

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  19. Galit says

    Wow, that’s so exciting Pia!!
    Waiting for the photos from the launch and wishing you best of luck and joy!! Hugs from Oz!

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  20. elis vermeulen says

    Hoop dat je een heel tof weekend hebt, succes met je window presentation.

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  21. Yvonne says

    I wish I was in Amsterdam to attend the book launch. I adore Amsterdam and your blog. Sending lots of love and good vibes to you from Toronto!!! You’re spirit is bright and beautiful! xo

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  22. desiree says

    Als rasechte Amsterdamse en blogster, kom ik wellicht even langs wippen ;) Ik ga iig proberen wat aandacht aan je boek te besteden
    groetjes , desiree

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  23. Walter Helena Photography says

    Lovely poster!

    Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

    I’d like to invite you to win a piece of my fine art through a giveaway on my blog.

    http://walterhelenaphotography.blogspot.com/2010/05/whp-giveaway-two-of-twelve-clouds.html

    I wish you all my best.

    WHP

    May 26th, 2010 | #

  24. pygmy says

    Lovely photo! Good luck with the book launch!

    May 27th, 2010 | #

  25. Luis says

    Hi , Pia we made our window display last week and everebody syas: wow! (we were happy)becouse we open last monday our little store here in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
    So feel free to visit us!
    By the way, I would like to have some of your book in our store, that is posible?
    Bye and big Hug!
    // Luis

    May 27th, 2010 | #

  26. julie says

    Hi Pia,

    im so glad irene wrote about you… what a wonderful space. will be back to visit often.
    congratulations on your book!!
    julie

    May 27th, 2010 | #

  27. Liivia says

    Top photo is WONDERFUL!

    May 28th, 2010 | #

  28. rosie says

    just came across your blog…it is so lovely!congratulations on the book!

    June 3rd, 2010 | #

  29. isabelle says

    my order is placed, I can’t wait to receive it !!

    June 6th, 2010 | #

  30. Lorena says

    Love your world, Pia.

    March 3rd, 2011 | #


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