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On 25 May Dutch bookstores will celebrate their third Bookstore Day. More than just providing you with reading material, we offer a local space to meet, read, get inspired and inspire others. We’re community centers, performance spaces, party halls and getaways.

In Amsterdam, we'll celebrate with a special edition of our Open Mic. Bring your personal "Ode to the Bookstore" and present it on the ABC stage!
In The Hague, we'll have our first ever Silent Reading Hour. Escape from the hectic hustle and bustle of your life, sit down and simply enjoy a good book. With tea or coffee and a cookie, of course.
Both stores will also have special deals and discounts on the day.
We hope to welcome you on the 25th!

Starting now, Betty, our book-making machine,
can offer 120 gram quality paper for your illustrated book projects.
If you're looking for high-quality printing, be it a photo album, graphic novel
or simply a book project with lots of images, check out our offer in the
Pricing Information section of Self Publishing with Betty.
Our team will be happy to help you.

Did you know... that our store in Amsterdam has the best coffee in town?
You can find a Harar Coffee store upstairs on the first floor.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a bite to eat while you rest from your browsing,
and be sure to take a bag of coffee beans home with you.
Many thanks to Philip Glass, who signed copies of his memoir Words Without Music in the Amsterdam store last Saturday.  We're also grateful to all the authors who took the time to sign at our The Next Web stand last week; pictured above is Guy Kawasaki, signing his memoir Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life.
Check out or sign up for our Events mailing if you want to be kept informed of future ABC happenings. We also post our upcoming events (and a lot of other informative literary content) on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
April's bestsellers were an interesting mix of old and new. Ian McEwan's latest has a very unsettling cover, we got perennial favorite Cards Against Humanity back in stock, and The Uninhabitable Earth might predict doom and gloom, but that's not scaring anyone away.
Please note that these monthly bestseller lists don't include ABC Favorites.
We've recently revived our Wednesday = Staff Choice Day series on our social media (pictured here is our Pleun, reading The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz).
When you're looking for your next favorite book, browse through #staffchoicewednesday or our Staff Choice lists on
We hope Salvador Dalí would have appreciated
our Amsterdam window team's tribute last month!
What We're Reading
"Re-reading Good Omens in anticipation of the upcoming tv-series!"
"Eye-opening. Should be required reading for policy makers and public planners everywhere.
"Poetic and dreamy episodes from the unexpectedly intense lives of various mothers and daughters."
"Love his writing. This is the first book I read by Hanif Abdurraqib, but I am very curious now about his essays (They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us) and can't stop playing Tribe albums and especially the Tribe Vibes albums."
See more What We're Reading
New & Notable Fiction
Cari Mora
- Thomas Harris
The Bride Test
- Helen Hoang
The Porpoise
- Mark Haddon
Children of Ruin
- Adrian Tchaikovsky
Broken Throne
- Victoria Aveyard
See more New & Notable Fiction
New & Notable Non-Fiction
Everything is F*cked
- Mark Manson
Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change
- Jared Diamond
Amsterdam on Tour
- Again & De Scene
People, Power, and Profits
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks, and Markets
- Monocle
See more New & Notable Non-Fiction
Spui 12, 1012 XA
020 625 5537
The Hague
Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM
070 364 2742
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