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Two days of snow and ABC stores are under a lovely layer of white. Unfortunately, this also means that we are working under difficult conditions so here are a few updates in case you are waiting for an order from us or are about to order books on
  • Please bear with us if you are waiting for an email response. Due to the snowstorm, several of our colleagues were not able to make it to the stores. We are working very hard to catch up on all orders and requests.
  • There may be delays with deliveries from the UK, or within the Netherlands, due to the snowstorm.
  • We are still delivering by bike in Amsterdam, but it's going ... slow.
  • Pickup option: you can now reserve a time slot for pickup in our Amsterdam or The Hague store. Call us for more information, or reserve your time slot once you have received the link to Eventbrite.
  • For questions regarding stock or else, feel free to contact our stores by phone or reach out to us via social media.
Hang in there, stay safe and warm. And keep reading.
your ABC staff

Let us take care of your reading list

It's so easy: let us know what you're interested in and choose a price - and a Booklover Box hand-picked by one of our book experts will come your way.

Inspiration from our shelves

Filled with incident, discovery, and revelation, Dutch Light is a vivid account of Christiaan Huygenss remarkable life and career, but it is also nothing less than the story of the birth of modern science as we know it.
Using anecdotes from her own life and career, Rapinoe discusses the obligation we all have to speak up, and the impact each of us can have on our communities. Deeply personal and inspiring.
This thrilling follow-up continues Kyoshi's journey from a girl of humble origins to the merciless pursuer of justice still feared and admired centuries after becoming the Avatar.
A brand-new chilling horror novel from the bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boy.
A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth century.
The smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, now available as a graphic novel with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages.

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

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!

Spui 12, 1012 XA
020 625 5537
  The Hague
Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM
070 364 2742
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