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WELCOME TO THE BOOK YEAR 2021

Yes, we are late with our New Year's greetings, and that is due to the fact that your online orders have been keeping us busy behind closed doors - and on our delivery bikes. Every order makes a difference, thank you so much!

Nevertheless, we can't wait for the moment when we will be able to open our doors again. Until then, we are happy to provide you with some reading materials and book recommendations from our sellers, see below.

Wherever you are - whatever you do - keep reading,
your ABC staff

Ready to Read

Many of you know the Ready to Read catalogue, announcing upcoming publications in the English language, usually available in our stores. During lockdown, Van Ditmar Boekimport B.V. offers this free digital copy of the current issue. Don't miss page 72, featuring two of our booksellers' recommendations!

Did you know that ...

... Natalia, our Romance and Fiction buyer, is one of nine sellers recommending books with 'De Volkskrant Boekenraad'?
© Sabine van Wechem

ABC January Bestsellers

These books have been ordered most with us this past month of January.

Jeroen W's Cartoon Corner

You might have spotted them on Instagram: our staff member JeroenW is getting very creative during lockdown and has portrayed some of our beloved team members.
Our Reinoud on his 'bakfiets' ready to get your book order delivered
Mad King Sywert! Just one of the fearless members of our special orders department
Bookstore Dog Duo Fiep & Lola reading up on how to be good...
Our very own 'Ronnie' Sanders!

Highlights and new arrivals

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree, the stunning fourth novel set in the world of Scion.
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.
Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse's The City of Tears is the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series, for fans of Ken Follett and Dan Brown.
Winner of the Booker Prize. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction.
This book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former "token Black kid" who now presents himself as the friend many readers need.
Pre-Order: A special edition of the poem The Hill We Climb, read at the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021.
To be published in April 2021

Upcoming Events

Virtual Event: ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, Feb 5th 18:00
Virtual Event: ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!

Open Mic is your chance to go public with your book, song or poem. Everyone is welcome! It is the perfect intimate setting for you to share your talents and express your creativity. Everyone gets their 5 minutes in the spotlight!
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Virtual Event: Book Chats
Friday, Feb 19th 18:00
Virtually, via Zoom
Virtual Event: Book Chats

This monthly book club is dedicated to the fine art of slowing down, taking stock, and doing what we do best: talking about our favorite books. Like-minded booklovers from around the community gather - via Zoom! - to chat about a selected novel which has been making waves and capturing imaginations around the world.
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Virtual Event: Feminist Book Club @ ABC The Hague
Sunday, Feb 28th 18:30
Virtually via Zoom
Virtual Event: Feminist Book Club @ ABC The Hague

This book club began as an Our Shared Shelf meet-up but has since grown into an independent, active group with lively discussions. The gathering is international in nature, and we speak English.
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Virtual Event: ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, Mar 5th 18:00
Virtual Event: ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!

Open Mic is your chance to go public with your book, song or poem. Everyone is welcome! It is the perfect intimate setting for you to share your talents and express your creativity. Everyone gets their 5 minutes in the spotlight!
...more  

THANK YOU FOR READING!
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