I was in Amsterdam for a few days last week, fulfilling my need to be away from this country at a time when memories deserved to be cossetted in cotton wool. As there are no known de-worming treatments for the plight of bookworm, this particular bookworm managed to find herself admiring not just the beautiful and historic architecture of the city, but also its bookshops. The first one to be visited was The American Book Center, in which I discovered a curved bookcase display that traversed from the ground floor all the way up to floor three and on into the rafters of the building. The staff tell me that they need special ladders to reach the uppermost shelves. Here you can see why.
Starting on floor three where you will you find fiction, you can the see the height, but not the full height in the first pic (click on the pics to see bigger versions for detail). The depth of the store did not allow a perspective to get the whole of the height of the display into the frame, so I took another shot nearer the floor. This should allow you a fuller view of the challenges faced!
Before heading down the stairs to floor two, I thought it was worth taking a pic of the split level environment. If you look through the open plan stairs in this third pic you can see the continuation of the bookcase display on the second floor.
On arrival on floor two, it was cause for celebration. I had expected to find crime within the fiction section, but it has its own section on floor two (along with sci-fi, horror and a few other things).