Amsterdam Book Market Finds I

Freud, Jungle stories & Rock & Roll

Hey everyone! I’m writing this post from Brazil! We flew out here for my mom’s birthday and we’ve just been enjoying the Brazilian winter. But I’m still going to share with you some of my latest purchase “book-wise” in Amsterdam. Anyone who is a book lover can related to buying books faster than you can read them. I over buy books, specially the old and rare ones. I also love to collect them and I’m fully aware of all the dusting I have to do!

I’ll be sharing with you my new books (and I hope you will too in the comments section!) here in this new section so watch this space.

I love going to the Amsterdam Book Market on fridays. I already posted about the market here before, and it’s definately one of my favorite places in town. If you follow me on snapchat (@mrsgoldenberry) you’ve probably seen me shopping for books there and showing the place around in my snaps. I find the market very inspiring, especially because it’s in the book square of Amsterdam so there are bookstores all around it too.


Let’s check my latest finds


Rock Critics’ Choice – The Top 200 Albums

I’m a big fan of the rock music (and in general) from the 70’s so this came in handy! This book is from 1979, so it’s got all the goods. It was only 5 euros, such a bargain! This list was compiled by Paul Gambaccini and Susan Ready. Gambaccini was also the co-author of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and related titles. He has also written other books such as Love Letters, Radio Boy, Top 100 Albums and Track Records. The book has a really cool layout and it has commentaries about the bands and their albums. Can you guess who’s number one?

Found at: Unfortunately I can’t remember

Sigmund Freud – His life in Pictures and Words

This biography is greatly built and edited by one of Freud’s sons and his wife together with Ilse Grubrich-Simitis, a practicing and teaching psychoanalyst and the editor responsible for all Freud editions at S. Fischer Verlag, the Freud publisher in Germany. The book is well documented, detailed and comprehensive. For Freud fans like myself, this is a must have in your book shelf.

Found at: Antiquariaat Molenaar Boeken

The Second Jungle Book

I really didn’t notice this book while I was browsing the boxes at the market, but V. was there and pointed it out to me. “This one looks and sounds nice!” he said, not being a big fan of books but recognizing it’s value. The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont.

Found at: Antiquarian Timbuctoo


Now you… What was the last book you bought? I’m curious!