Boekenfestijn: A feast for Booknerds
November 11, 2016 Book Events & Promos


Hello Readers


I’m here to talk about an opportunity to get books for cheap. I don’t know of any book lover who wouldn’t jump at this opportunity. In the US, there is Book Outlet, the UK has Book Depository and in Belgium and Holland we have Boekenfestijn!

Boekenfestijn is an overstock seller of books and hobby articles. They literally travel between Holland and Belgium throughout the year at different locations in the larger cities. I’m sure most of us know about and have gone to the book fairs in the past. I started going in 2010 and have gone every year since. I must say their assortment has increased tremendously and they stock a lot of new and popular books. With over a  million new books, games, hobby articles and more, with 60 % to 90 % discount, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your booknerd cravings. Everything is organized by categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for and there is lots of room for you to be comfortable while browsing. Also, entrance is free of charge!

I went this year to Boekenfestijn Hasselt and came away with a total of 14 books for less than $85! Among these books were 7 hardcovers with no damage whatsoever. Check out my haul below!


They were kind enough to send me a few books that I picked out, to showcase on my blog. This is by no means all that they have to offer. All the books are in pristine condition!


They update their stock regularly so it’s always good to check out their website or visit one of their book fairs.

Also orders totaling €25 or more are shipped for free! At the moment, shipping is only available to Belgium and Holland.

Have a look at the schedule for 2016/2017 to see when they’ll be in your area. It’s fun to just go and browse through all the books there. I wish I could go every time.


Boekenfestijnen 2016

24 – 27 nov
01 – 04 dec
15 – 18 dec

Boekenfestijnen 2017

26 – 29 jan
02 – 05 mrt
16 – 19 mrt
06 – 09 apr
20 – 23 apr
18 – 21 mei
15 – 18 jun
31 aug – 03 sep
21 – 24 sep
05 – 08 okt
26 – 29 okt


I’ll be sure to give you regular updates concerning new titles that you guys might be interested in as it’s made known to me so keep an eye out. We’ve also discussed coupons for my readers so that’s something that’s also in the works. If you want to be one of the lucky ones to receive a coupon for a discount on the already low prices, keep watching this blog!

Visit their webshop today or one of the bookfairs near you!

"10" Comments
  1. Cool. Sounds like a real feast for booklovers.

  2. Ik ga elk jaar naar Boekenfestijn. Ik vind het so leuk gewoon om tussen de boeken te zijn en ik koop altijd meer dan ik van plan was om te kopen. Echt een paradijs voor boekenliefhebbers.

  3. Wow. Sounds cool. I like that they have book fairs too so its not only the online shopping but you can go there and browse and be around fellow booknerds.

    • I think so too. For those that can’t make it to the fairs, they can check out the books online but I go not only for the books but for the atmosphere. It’s such a great feeling to see all the booklovers and experience their excitement.

  4. Mijn hele familie gaat elk jaar ernaartoe! Echt leuk!!

  5. I love going. I always go to the one in Antwerp. So many books!!! It’s a feast for the eyes and the soul. #bookloversunite

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