Literary Cafe De Graanrepubliek

t Het nog nooit, nog nooit zo donker west,
of t wer altied wel weer licht

– Ede Staal

Willem Stephan Bos
* 15-03-1985 Winschoten
† 15-02-2024 Groningen

Memories of very special and precious days fill our hearts as we say goodbye to Willem Stephan Bos, our friend, co-founder, spiritual father of the café, father of two.

Willem decided to exercise his right to self determination, backed by a team of medical professionials, after a lengthy, thorough and respectful process.

On February 15, 2024 Thursday night he passed away peacefully. Willem was not alone. On February 21, 2024 in his birth city of Winschoten, after a venerable ceremony, the cremation took place.

On March 15, 2024 on his 39th birthday, we will organise a day in the café to remember Willem.

May you finally be at peace. Thank you for everything.

Our pub is a space where activities take place that have a cultural, critical, social, and literary character. The cafe is distributed over two floors with book shelves until the ceiling and the cozy atmosphere of a living room. One can delve into peaceful talks and discussions, but also retreat to a corner with a book. There is (especially in the evenings) space for gatherings, meetings, (film) screenings, forums, exhibitions, (book) presentations, lectures, information evenings, etc. There are also newspapers, magazines, games, and internet available.