Welcome to Aleph Books

Aleph Books has changed ownership on January 1 st 2023 – the shop is now run by Ris Schortinghuis. Throughout 2024, we will be working on a new database, which will be linked to this website once it goes live. Until then, you can find our books online through several reseller sites listed below.

Opening hours of our physical shop remain unchanged.


  1. Can I pick up a book I found on one of the reseller sites in the shop?
    Yes, of course! Some of our books are at a separate location, so we ask you to send us an email in advance so we can retrieve the desired tome before you visit us.
  2. Do you still buy books?
    We do, but very selectively. We have limited space and a limited budget. Plus, since we are one of the few physical shops left, we get offered rows and shelves and libraries full of books every day. We ask you to send a simple photo of the books you would like to sell or donate to us via email, so we can look at them before anyone does any heavy lifting.
  3. Are the previous owners still around?
    Jan van Hassel has officially retired, but is still involved with the shop behind thescenes. Paul van den Hoven is still at the shop until he too decides retire.

Contact Information

Aleph Books / Boekhandel-Antiquariaat Aleph
Vismarkt 9
3511KR, Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tel:+31(0)30 2322 069

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Business Hours

Monday 13:00-18:00h
Tuesday 11:00-18:00h
Wednesday 11:00-18:00h
Thursday 11:00-18:00h
Friday 11:00-18:00h
Saturday 11:00-17:00h
Sunday 13:00-17:00h