photo of several large art books featuring Dutch artists displayed atop a tall bookshelf

Dutch Books Display

All set for DUTCH DAYS here at Schmaling.  We will be open Friday 11 – 5 and Saturday 10 – 1 for you to check out a display of books pertaining to all things Dutch. Brush up on your art history — we have some beautiful and historically infused resources on Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, and Van Gogh — or read more about all the diverse costumes you’ll be seeing around town; we have some wonderful books on display which illustrate the unique details of, and distinctions between, particular provincial costumes.

11188302_808527185893530_7491222735387746624_nDelve into the rich heritage the Dutch have impressed upon this country and its history: they not only cultivated tulips, but the cities of Chicago and New York as well!

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We also have Dutch cookbooks, travel guides and beautiful photography books about the Netherlands, a windmill history book, Dutch books in Dutch, books to help you learn to read those books, Dutch folktales, and even Dutch knitting.

 

 

11205547_808527105893538_3995439492744791713_nFinally, don’t forget the memorable part individual Dutch men and women have played during the atrocity of war.  Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Things We Could Not Say, the story of Diet Eman and her fiancé Hein Sietsma, both portray the courageous, faith-filled, and beyond hospitable spirit of the Dutch during the second World War.

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