“Picture Stories”: Workshop in Hanover, 2021

From March 22 to 25, 2021, Quint Buchholz will be teaching a painting class titled “Picture Stories” at the Hanover Art Factory (Kunstfabrik Hannover).

The annual course catalog for 2021 will be released at the end of September and can be ordered or downloaded on the Art Factory’s website. It contains a detailed course description, as well as more information about course fees and registration.

“The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow”: New edition

Since 2015, Luis Sepúlveda’s The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow — a world author’s love declaration for the inconspicuous and the slow — has been seducing readers big and small into deceleration and mindfulness. In 2020, these classic topics have yet gained in importance.

On August 26, 2020, half a year after the Chilean author’s premature death, the Fischer/Sauerländer publishing house is launching a new pocket edition of the story about a small, inquisitive snail on a big expedition that ponders why she is so slow.

A book for all dreamers and those searching for happiness. Together with its tender colorful illustrations by Quint Buchholz, it invites its readers to pause for a moment — and opens many unknown perspectives.

Luis Sepúlveda / Quint Buchholz
The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow
Hardcover 80 pages
€ 10,00 (D)
978-3-7373-5756-2

Reading for “Blutenburg Summer Stage”

“Blutenburg Summer Stage” is a culture program of the International Youth Library Foundation of Blutenburg Castle that will really make you forget the current restrictions on cultural life.

From July 12 to September 6, 2020 a large number of different open air events will take place in the castle courtyard (or at Jella Lepman Hall in case of bad weather) every day and evening. There will be readings, plays and concerts for children, adolescents and adults.

Among many artists like Paul Maar, Erhard Dietl, and the TangoBravo group, Quint Buchholz will also be participating. Accompanied by live music by Juli Linden (violin) and Anna Rehker (cello), he will be reading a “Praise of Slowness”: stories and poems by Johann Wolgang Goethe, Mascha Kaléko, Toni Morrison, Theodor Storm, W. C. Williams, and many others.

An evening for calming down and taking the time to fully indulge in summer’s pleasures. More information about the event (in German) as well as a registration link can be found on the International Youth Library’s website.

Time and location:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8 p.m.
Admission: 7 €

International Youth Library
Blutenburg Castle
Seldweg 15
81247 Munich

Online reading for World Book Day

The German Academy for Children’s and Adolescent’s Literature of the St. Michael’s Association has celebrated World Book Day at the end of April with an online series of readings this year.

The guest on May 4 was Quint Buchholz, who recited from his Sleep Well, Little Bear (Hanser, 2011). The reading (in German) can still be watched online, here on our website or on Youtube.

Quint Buchholz on the “Culture Stage”

In times of cancelled cultural events the Bavarian Broadcasting Service (Bayerischer Rundfunk) is communicating in different ways with those hungry for culture. On the newly created website “Culture Stage”, much is offered to entertain, inform and give incentive for reflection.

Right now, three pictures out of the newest books by Quint Buchholz are exhibited there, pictures from The Ocean Book (Insel-Bücherei) and To Everything There is a Season (Hanser). Three wonderful little texts, meditations on time and quietness by Niels Beintker, form the commentary.

It is definitely worth dropping by and having a little look around!

“To Everything There is a Season” and “The Ocean Book” in Bad Aibling

From November 15 to December 20, 2020 the gallery Villa Maria in Upper Bavarian Bad Aibling is once again exhibiting paintings by Quint Buchholz. The exhibition will feature pictures from the two new books “The Ocean Book” and “To Everything There is a Season”, as well as other newer work.

More detailed information will be posted here shortly, as well as on the gallery Villa Maria’s website.

Location:

Gallery Villa Maria
Rosenheimer Straße 43
83043 Bad Aibling

Online Reading from Pelkoven Castle

Moosach’s Pelkoven Castle and bookstore Blattgold are currently hosting the “Mooshow Special”: an online series of cultural events that can be streamed online.

On Friday, April 3, Quint Buchholz read a 45 minute “Praise of Slowness”, which included texts from his newer books (“To Everything There Is a Season”, “The Ocean Book”, and others). He also showed a number of his pictures.

A recording of the reading is available online on Pelkoven Castle’s facebook page.

Time for Reading

At this time of closed bookstores and cancelled readings the Munich-based bookshop Buchpalast is launching a special Easter offer for Quint Buchholz’s three newest publications.

Quint Buchholz has hand-signed and added a little drawing to ten copies of each book, „The Bliss of Slowness“ (2019), „To Everything There Is a Season“ (2020) and „The Ocean Book“ (2020). They will be shipped to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More detailed information on the books and the ordering process can be found on the website of the Buchpalast bookstore
https://buchpalastmuenchen.de/osterspecial-buchholz/

More information is also available here on

The Bliss of Slowness

To Everything There Is a Season

and The Ocean Book

“The Ocean Book”: An odyssey from Atlantis to Sardinia

A fascinating collection of texts about the many mysteries of the ocean, selected by Matthias Reiner and subtly illustrated by Quint Buchholz, will be released by the Insel publishing house on March 9, 2020.

On 119 classily designed pages, authors as diverse as Plato and Thomas Mann, Axel Hacke and Judith Schalansky marvel at the everlasting sway of the waves, at lost islands, mighty monsters, fateful adventures, bourgeois beach vacations, and much more.

A many-facetted anthology and a beautiful gift book, as well as perfectly light vacation reading: A pirate’s chest filled with pictorial and narrative ocean treasures that manage to spark both yearning and awe.

„The sea is a space of yearning that fuels the desire for new horizons, and Buchholz, one of the best-known illustrators of the country and virtuoso of the shades of blue, knows its moods and light ambiance only too well.”
(Udo Watter for Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2020)

“Clever and gorgeous”
(Petra Herrmann for Kultura the Online Magazine, 2020)

Matthias Reiner and Quint Buchholz
Das Meerbuch
Hardcover 119 pages
€ 14,00 (D)
978-3-458-19481-1