Amsterdam: Made by Hand is now available for pre-order!
Posted in amsterdam, amsterdam: made by hand, pia's photos March 2nd, 2010 by pia

PJB_AMBH_coverbook cover of Amsterdam: Made by Hand, handmade and photographed by me.

Some of you have already noticed the little Amsterdam: Made by Hand pre-order button in the right side bar of the blog, but here is my official announcement that the book is now available for pre-order directly through the publisher, the Little Bookroom! The book will be released worldwide on June 1st, so those who pre-order will be the first ones to get their hands on the book, no matter where you are in the world.

I am sooooooo excited and I can’t wait to be able to share it with you. I have kept so many details about what is in the book top secret for this past year, and I’m bursting to reveal all.ย  But I will be patient and wait a little longer. I can tell you though that there are ten wanders in this book, and if you’d like a sneak peek of a few of the pages , you can see them by clicking here.ย  Hmmm ok, here is just one of the spreads from a boutique featured…



I hope you like. To see bigger versions and read the text, click here.

In May I will start to tell you more about the book but for now, just this little bit of info. There will also be some super cool events happening for the book launch in June, I will tell you about them in the time to come.

Oh I’m excited! But I already said that.


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  1. Melissa says


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  2. nadia says

    pia, congrats on the new book. how lovely the titles are!

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  3. sammy says

    we are looking forward to the new book pia, glenn bought me paris made by hand for xmas and it’s beautiful, so I know we are going to love this one too.

    and thanks for your comment on our new blog this morning – you were the first ever visitor to the new blog!

    sammy & glenn

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  4. Ann says

    is it really 13,50 USD for shipping to Europe?

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  5. pia says

    Hi Ann! I have no idea, I can check for you though.

    sammy – it’s so lovely! I’ll be back again soon.Your giveaway is intriguing!!

    nadia – merci beaucoup. xx

    Melissa – woo hoo!

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  6. Ingrid says

    I can hardly wait!

    Ingrid x

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  7. Mandy says

    I can’t wait to get my hands on one….. we have been thinking about going to Amsterdam for a while now, thanks to you I think it will be a done deal.xx

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  8. Yvette says

    absolutley lovley Pia, YOU PULLED IT OFF > AGAIN!
    kiss OXXO

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  9. Devi says

    That’s exciting, Pia! As I’m going to visit my sister this summer (I hope, nothing comes in between), I’ll also try to go to Amsterdam. With the guide of your book, of course! xoxoxo

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  10. Ivette says

    Congrats Pia! Can’t wait to have it on my bookshelves.

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  11. Krista says

    Oh Pia – I’m SO excited for you!!! YAY! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can’t wait to get this book once I’ve moved and have money again. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s GORGEOUS! Those shoes are simply divine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. my spatula says

    a big congratulations to you, pia!!! i’m so excited for you!! xo.

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  13. Catherine says

    That’s great news. I love “Paris made by hand”, and though I never come to Amsterdam, I’m sure it will be really inspiring. And may be a good opportunity to come spend a week end ;o)

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  14. Enia Is (Almost) Here says

    wow pia, that looks amazing! i must get the paris one as well… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Kate says

    Congratulations Pia, the cover looks beautiful, I am sure the inside will be equally matched.

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  16. Josephine says

    Congratulations Pia! I pop in here regularly and have come to know how hard you’ve been working on this ‘secret’ project! The sneak peak looks promising.
    I’m a book designer and I can appreciate how exciting it is for an author when all their hard work comes together in a beautifully finished piece. Must have been such a pleasure for the lucky designer!

    Congrats again from Sydney, Aus ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. judith b says

    Dear Pia,

    I’m all trembly over your first sneak preview and I hope the Amsterdam Tourist Board is sponsoring you! People are going to be arriving in droves, moi compris, to uncover your secret Amsterdam!

    PS Good luck to French Boy on his new site – sooo pro!

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  18. Leanne T says

    Pia, well done you must feel so excited.What about doing one for Sydney now? Hint. x

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  19. Natalie says

    Looks gorgeous. Do love the cover. x

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  20. Maegan says

    oh what a pretty post!

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  21. Tip says

    Yay! This is very exciting! I feel an adventure to the “big smoke” coming on… :-). CONGRATS Pia.

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  22. katiecrackernuts says

    Congrats. It’s looking stylish and gorgeous and chic and crafty and handmade. Lovely.

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  23. Lee Tran says

    How exciting! LOVED the Paris version, and this Amsterdam one will inspire as much travel-daydreaming, I think!
    Congrats on finishing it with panache, during a crazy year where you were juggling so many things. Looking forward to book THREE as well!

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  24. Barb McMahon says

    This is so exciting, Pia!

    I’ll be ordering two – one for myself and one for my friend Judith. I bought her Paris Made by Hand for Christmas and she just loved it. So, yay!

    Time for you and Romain to celebrate your accomplishments! We’re toasting you in Stratford!

    March 3rd, 2010 | #

  25. Amanda {Mocking Bird} says

    Oh my goodness!
    Hooray for you, special girl!
    I’m excited!

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  26. pia says

    THANK YOU!!!

    I’m so glad you guys are as excited about this as me. I really cannot wait to get it out there.


    To answer Ann’s shipping question (and for anyone else interested in the topic):

    Yes that is the correct overseas shipping price, and $5.50 per extra additional book. It’s comparable to other online booksellers but if price is a concern, do shop around – the book is also available on Amazon Germany, Amazon France, and Amazon UK for those living in Europe.


    And I can’t quite find the comment but I think someone asked me if it will be available in Australia – the answer is YES!! Just like Paris: Made by Hand, Amsterdam: Made by Hand will be in stores all over the world.

    Thanks again guys, your comments have all made my day!!


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  27. Irene says

    Wow, I’m really looking forward to this one. I’ve been living in Amsterdam for 25 years, but I’m sure there will be hidden treasures in this book. I loved Paris by Hand and know this one will be as wonderful.

    I pre-ordered at the book depository, FREE worldwide delivery!

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  28. Ann says

    Hi Pia, thanks for the hint. Will try the European Amazon’s then.

    And thanks for having checked and good luck !


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  29. and flowers pick themselves says

    congratulations! it’s beautiful!

    xo Alison

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  30. bronwyn says

    That IS exciting! It looks loveley. I look forward to it’s release.

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  31. sari says

    wow, wonderful, pia

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  32. heather roberts says

    so excited! love love love the france book and i love amsterdam so this is perfection combined! thank you!

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  33. Cassandra says


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  34. Alicia says

    What a beautiful book! I don’t know if you know it, but my favorite
    place is Saint Martin in Amsterdam. A small restaurant on Prinsengracht. So cute!

    Since I told mine, I can’t wait to see yours.

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  35. Diana says

    Fantastisch! Gefeliciteerd Pia – I waited for this: Living in Munich for over ten years, I’m not sรณ often in Amsterdam, that I can keep up with all the new shops, boutiques and ateliers. I always have to squeeze all shopping/looking/inspirational strolls into 1 to 2 days. This will help tremendously ;))

    March 5th, 2010 | #

  36. Janet says

    I will be in Amsterdam this June and so this is perfect timing! Hurrah!

    March 5th, 2010 | #

  37. Kristin says

    Very cool book again… can’t wait to read it.

    March 8th, 2010 | #

  38. Etta Lilienthal says

    Miss Pia,
    I am traveling to Amsterdam for the second time in ten years to study/collaborate with the EmioGreco|PC Dance company. I’ll be in the city for the first two weeks in June. I came upon your lovely book here in Seattle and can’t wait to do some exploring when I visit. I am an artist and designer myself and deeply appreciate the handmade worlds. So thank you for that. Since you clearly understand the inside of Amsterdam, I also write to inquire whether you might know of an inexpensive room to rent/trade for work for the two weeks I will be there. Please feel free to contact me! Best, Etta Marie Lilienthal

    April 10th, 2011 | #

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