18.11.2018 - 03.03.2019
Deventer, City of Books. Twelve centuries of book culture
Manuscripts, books and printed works from Deventer have found their way to countless readers over the last twelve centuries. Indeed, the city still boasts a rich book tradition – not only thanks to the Deventer Book Fair, Europe’s biggest annual book market, but also due to the presence of major publishing houses and printers, as well as a great number of antiquarian bookshops. This contemporary book culture is rooted in a fascinating history. The many wonderful stories from Deventer’s book history are now brought together in the double exhibition Deventer, City of Books. Twelve centuries of book culture in Museum De Waag and also in Deventer Library.