About us

Heart Books was established in Rijmenam in 1993 and has been selling new, used, out of print, rare and antiquarian sports books, magazines, programs, photos and sports memorabilia since 1996. Since that memorable day when we opened for business in the summer of 1996, we have grown into a widely recognised specialist bookshop with satisfied customers from Iceland to New Zealand.

So why change ? Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change”. So after 20 years we decided it was time for a new approach and Sportsmemories was born. Only time will tell, but we hope it will be a change for the better..

In these days of super chains with cookie-cutter approaches, we've always been proud to remain at heart an independent (-minded) bookshop and that will never change. We remain very much committed to maintaining the largest possible range of titles in our shop in Rijmenam, as well as providing you now also online with a much larger range of titles and the best possible personal service.

We hope that with the launch of this new website, we will provide sports historians, collectors, statisticians, professionals and fans worldwide with the widest possible range of items available.

Having a huge collection ourselves (check out our library section) and having seen so many thousands of books, magazines and other items I can always provide you with detailed and accurate information on every item we are selling. So those annoying bad bargains should also become a part of the past for our customers.

We now have many more contacts all over the world and can supply every new book as well as many old and out-of-print books, magazines and other items. If you are looking for something that is not on the website, just send us an e-mail.

We buy collections


We are always interested in buying small or big collections of books, magazines, programmes, photos or other memorabilia anywhere in the world.