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Posted on December 3, 2016

      Merry Celebrations! The holidays are coming up and for those of you looking for that unique present to take back home, may we remind you that our book A Sample of Gouda is available at both the Verkaaik and Smit bookstores and Museum and St. Janskerk in Gouda.  In Amsterdam the book is stocked at the American Book Center on the Spui. Retailing at 18 Euros, the magazine style edition gives the reader an inside look to cultural integration in the Netherlands. We’ve heard a lot of thumbs up from friends and reviewers, so don’t hesitate to check it out! We’ve even heard people have rounded off their gift for that special someone with with chunk of cheese, Gouda presumably.  …

Thank You!

Posted on July 14, 2016



What can we say but thank you!

The launch was small but very fine and such an enjoyable afternoon.  Thank you everyone for hosting, coming and supporting us.

We have received our first review of the book. Thank you Dutch News for the thumbs up!

A Sample of Gouda is currently on sale in Gouda at Christelijk Smit Boekhandel, Boekhandel Verkaaik, St. Janskerk boutique, and Museum Gouda or you can order it online.  We handle both domestic and international orders.

Next up on September 2 from 10:00 to 14:00 the View Finders Photography Walk lead by Dawn Black. Cost is 30 Euros which includes one copy of the book A Sample of Gouda.  Sign up at Dawn Black Photography.

After that we will be coming to locations including Amsterdam and The Hague, so keep your eyes open for the announcements. Happy summer!



Upcoming Presentations of A Sample of Gouda

Posted on July 7, 2016

The power point presentation for our new book A Sample of Gouda wandered about between John Graham-King from Angloinfo South Holland, Vinita and me for a few days via bustling emails in preparation for the book launch. “What do you mean by slide 5?” John asked.  John likes clarification, not my short hand notes. “I want to talk about which pictures didn’t make the cut.” Vinita said and sent in a number of photos from our walks.  The power point presentation is ready for customization and the coming season with an option for a longer version than the 30 minute presentation we gave at the book launch in Gouda on June 30.   Our next gig on August 25, 2016 is (wo)manning a table at…

You May Pre-Order the Book Now

Posted on June 10, 2016

“It’s real,” Vinita said looking around her with wonder. We were sitting in our publisher’s office. Behind us giant industrial printing presses clattered continually, the noise somewhat dampened by the closed door.   Our book, A Sample of Gouda, has become within our community of friends and family a topic brought up every so often with muffled irritation and a hint humor thrown in to take off the edge. We thought it would be released in 2013 or let’s say 2014 at the very least. That’s what we thought back then. The manuscript was an almost-book, appearing in endless versions of PDFs before our eyes, and so elusive it was witnessed by few people, such as a mythical snow leopard.   To her great…