Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis / Paulbooks is a small book business selling rare used books, autographs, manuscripts, association copies and vintage ephemera. We have two branches, Fokas Holthuis specializing in Dutch and Flemish literature, (first and special editions, bibliophile and illustrated books, signed, inscribed, association copies and documents, private press editions and manuscripts, letters and literary archives);
and Paulbooks in collectible English, French and German literature, history, politics, Americana, fine printing, typography, graphic design, psychology, sexuality and homosexuality from the past, erotica, transport (cars, zeppelins, trains, trams), quaint trade advertising ephemera, delightful children’s books in many languages, periodicals, anything attractive and absurd, and all at fair prices. You may search our books best through that rather sophisticated ILAB website:
We have a second website all in English, www.paulbooks.nl, offering Paulbooks in newsletters.
About 4500 of our books are online on Antiqbook, Abebooks, Booklooker and the Dutch website Boekwinkeltjes. However, in this (our own) website you may find several thousand titles just as well, in the Catalogs section, the Weekly (Dutch) Newsletter Section and the Pictures pages. Therefore, you will find us with Google and Yahoo, too, if you are looking for an author or a title. If you google a name you are interested in together with 'Fokas' you might arrive at one of our offers. Some of these books have already been sold.
Occasionally we take part in bookfairs, especially the International Amsterdam Book & Print Fair in the PTA (formerly known as the RAI Fair).
Many of our books and other rare items are not online. If you are looking for anything, don’t hesitate to ask.