The coolest damn shop in Haarlemtown.

Since 2012 The Irrational Library Headquarters on the Doelstraat 31zw in Haarlemtown has been the offbeat valhalla for the curious, the nonconformist and those comfortable enough to cross the threshold of the unknown yet inviting.

A selective 2ndhand shop specializing in cult, cool and kitsch.  Classic and subculture literature, music, art and more.  Lp’s, CD’s, Films, comics, clothing, weird little things and more can be found in The Irrational Library Headquarters.  All that and The Mad Daddy’s Barbershop with Rob & Clemens too.  A little slice of something different in Haarlemtown.


The Irrational Library presents…is a monthly showcase of live music, poets, film and storytelling in the Patronaat Cafe, the first Friday of month from September to June.  Since 2005, The Irrational Library presents…has been working inconjunction with the Patronaat to bring the underground, obscure and homegrown fresh alternative subculture to the stage of the Patronaat Cafe.  Always free and always worth checking out.

The Irrational Library Band

groovin’ and movin’ “spokensoulrocknrollfunkedupfreedomboogieforyourbrainspartyprotestmusic”

De groep is een exponent van een bredere subcultuur die al jaren de combinatie van kunstvormen promoveert in protest tegen alles wat goed geknipt, truttig en politiek correct is. Als alternatief nodigt The Irrational Library Band uit tot dansen, kritisch denken, neuken en oprotten. De Engels/Nederlandstalige poëzie van Baumgarten doet dit expliciet, de viermans band drukt dit muzikaal er nog wat harder in.


Fake news

Haarlemtown/Liberate Yourself

Don’t ask the world

The Irrational Library release show/Pletterij Haarlem

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