Such was not the way things were

Handmade paperbacks with short stories. Each book is numbered and unique.

— Sebastiaan Mathôt

You are about to order Such was not the way things were and other stories.
Price (€19) includes shipping to The Netherlands and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order Such was not the way things were and other stories.
Price (€25) includes shipping to the EU or UK and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order The botanist and other stories.
Price (€19) includes shipping to The Netherlands and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order The botanist and other stories.
Price (€25) includes shipping to the EU or UK and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order both books.
Price (€29) includes shipping to The Netherlands and VAT (taxes).

You are about to order both books.
Price (€35) includes shipping to the EU or UK and VAT (taxes).


Order both books together and ship to The Netherlands (€29) or the EU or UK (€35). Prices include shipping and VAT (taxes). Or visit Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam.

The botanist and other stories
An old man waits while a baboon keeps him company. A neurologist works on a mysterious case. A beekeeper has a complex relationship with his swarm. Two researchers with a shared past collaborate on an experiment with octopuses. A priest battles with swarms of locusts. A young boy slows down his thoughts to the speed of plants.
134 pages. 6 stories. Illustration by Theo Danes.
Order and ship to The Netherlands (€19) or the EU or UK (€25).

Such was not the way things were and other stories
A lizard tells stories to a shrike. A woman studies asexual reproduction in octopuses, while her young boyfriend refuses to stay young forever. A woman uses technology to defeat a fatal disease. A life guard is on the night shift. A doctor does everything to help his patient, and gradually descents into a dark fairy tale.
134 pages. 5 stories. Illustration by Theo Danes.
Order and ship to The Netherlands (€19) or the EU or UK (€25).


Do you have questions or suggestions? Would you like to order a book from outside the EU / UK? Don't hesitate to send an email to sebastiaan@suchwasnot.com.