Perdu is the only specialised poetry bookshop in Amsterdam and one of very few in the Netherlands, making it a very special space to still exist in the city. We started in 1984 as a small bookshop in De Pijp and since 1995, we’ve been at our lovely central location at Kloveniersburgwal 86. Since recently, our bookshop is also online.
We offer a curated selection of Dutch/translated to Dutch and English/translated to English titles, carefully selected by our dedicated group of book sellers. Alongside recently-published titles, on our bookshelves you will also come across poetry magazines and other experimental publications, first and special editions, posters, postcards, and other poetry-related curiosa.
Our bookshop also doubles as a cosy reading corner. All our visitors are invited to sit at our reading table with a book and help themselves to a cup of coffee. Our booksellers know their stuff when it comes to poetry and will gladly help you pick out a new title that you didn’t know you were looking for!
Can’t come to us? We’ll bring the poetry to you! On our online bookshop, you can find a substantial, ever-expanding offering of recent Dutch and English titles. Check it out here.