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June is Pride Month in the US, and an occasion for us to decorate our stores and windows with joyful colors! We like the ABC to be a place where people of all genders, sexualities, colors and ethnicities feel welcome and represented.

Don't miss out on our Pride Month Highlights List!

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

An Evening with Christopher Paolini

Join us for an evening with Christopher Paolini, author of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the Inheritance series. Christopher will discuss his books and more with Dutch author Martijn Lindeboom. Get your tickets here.

Graphic novels and mangas on sale

Our Amstelveen store offers a great temporary deal on graphic novels and mangas. Go get them for €5 per copy!

Looking for a gift?

If you're looking into gifting something to a booklover (and yes, that includes yourself!), please check out the ABC Booklover Box. We've received great feedback from customers who were happy to get surprised and inspired by their local bookseller.

Natalia recommends in De Volkskrant

Our very own Natalia recommends books as part of the De Volkskrant Boekenraad. Don't miss her current Top Ten suggestions!
Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.
Immersive, gripping, and delivering twist after twist: this is the must-read gothic thriller of 2021. It's so good you'll read it twice...
"A lyrical modern love story, brilliant on music and art, race and London life, I enjoyed it hugely"
- David Nicholls
Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
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
An extraordinary account of Berdis Baldwin, Louise Little and Alberta King: the mothers of James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Delicious vegan dishes from the UK's best-loved Asian chef.
Here are the women whom time has forgotten; those who didn't make it into the history books and those whom society failed to uphold as significant figures in their own right. Finally, we shall know their stories.
"Honey Girl is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."
-- Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal
Cook delicious, all new one-tin recipes with an international twist, including fresh vegan and vegetarian ideas.

Upcoming Events

Flash Fiction Finals Event
Friday, Jun 11th 15:00
Virtually, via Zoom
Flash Fiction Finals Event

The ABC is proud of a cooperation with Nuffic and Pauline van der Bilt for a writing contest aimed at pupils in their 1st and 2nd year. Participants have been asked to write a short piece of fiction based on a moment at school which inspired them. And their winners are to be announced in this event!

An Evening with Christopher Paolini
Friday, Jun 18th 19:30
Virtually, via Zoom
An Evening with Christopher Paolini

Join us for an evening with Christopher Paolini, author of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the Inheritance series. Christopher will discuss his books and more with Dutch author Martijn Lindeboom.


Book Chats
Friday, Jun 25th 18:00
Virtually, via Zoom
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.

Overcoming Fear in Pursuit of Something New
Wednesday, Jul 7th 16:30
Virtually, via Zoom
Overcoming Fear in Pursuit of Something New

Often before we feel able to start something new, we doubt ourselves and our ideas. As Julia Cameron says in The Artist's Way, "Out there in the dazzling light are a lot of new ideas that we consider too far out for us, and so we keep them out there." We often hide behind our fear, staying in jobs and relationships that don't suit us, that don't allow us to trust our 'out there' ideas. Over the course of this 60 minute lecture you will learn to trust yourself in order to pursue your something...

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The Hague
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