Boekenplank (The Bookshelves) is a site with a focus on Science Fiction,
Fantasy, Horror and Thrillers; books published in the Netherlands (and
Belgium) in Dutch.
Though not complete, it is (I think) a useful resource for the collector
For foreign readers it might be interesting to find a Dutch translation
of a book of their favorite author.
is the site only in Dutch?
For a very simple reason:
The books listed in De Boekenplank are in Dutch, published by Dutch
publishers, for a Dutch audience... Need I go on? However, the data
should be "readable" for foreign readers with a little
understanding of some words. For example:
Nieuws = News
Naslag = Reference
TeKoop = For Sale
Auteurs = Authors
AnthologieŽn = Anthologies
Reeksen = Publishers Series
Tijdschriften = Magazines
the Authordirectory (Auteursregister) choose the first letter
of the authors surname, then the desired author and the authorpage shows up next.
bibliographical data consists of:
(possible with co-author)
of publication, Publisher, Series and series identification, Number of pages
(pag.), ISBN (the International Standard Book NumbeR), print
(if translated:) the original title and the original year of publishing or
copyright, edition, the name of the translator, the name of the
Before the original title it states: vert.van (= abbreviation of
"translation of"), before the translator vert.door (abbr.
If the title is a bundle of stories, the individual stories are listed (if
translated with their original title). If the title is an anthology the
author is mentioned before the title. The anthologies are listed
page, usefull for quickly find all occurencies of an author.
- Series directory gives an overview of the larger series by publishers in the
- Magazines directory
(tijdschriftenregister) summons up some magazines with contents. Definitely not a
full list, but just some magazines in my collection.
- Links directory (linksregister) contains links to other useful resources on
all the books are in Dutch, though
There are a number of English titles also present on the site. The
reason for this is i.e. that works from an author are no longer
published in Dutch. Or I just couldn't wait for the translation ;-)
This site is a
reference site, not a commercial one.
If you are looking for books for sale, then I recommend my webshop
If you've got any
suggestions to improve this site, I would like to hear from you.
Enjoy your stay.