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Read & Write with the ABC

Greetings from the ABC!

Both our stores are open every day for limited browsing, following the RIVM guidelines. We are extending opening hours and are open on Whit Sunday and Monday, have a look at our website for detailed opening hours. 

Many of you know the Ready to Read catalogue, announcing upcoming publications in English language, usually at offer in our stores. The catalogue hasn't been printed this time, but thanks to our partner Van Ditmar Boekimport B.V., we are able to offer a free digital copy of the current issue. Enjoy!

Any writers out there? The ABC has launched a Creative Writing Competition in cooperation with The Story Lounge, investigating the topic of intimacy ... in a socially distant world! So get started, we're very much looking forward to reading your thoughts on that.

Our events are reaching an international public now that we are all forced to meet digitally. We love the new dynamic of our ABC Open Mic Night and our two book clubs! Check out our upcoming events.

Warm wishes,
the ABC staff

Read this free digital copy

Write and submit your story

Two ABC book club reads

Read City of Girls for discussion in June.
Read The Nickel Boys for discussion in July.

Upcoming Events 

Virtual Event: Feminist Book Club @ ABC The Hague
Sunday, May 31st 18:30
Virtually via Zoom
Virtual Event: Feminist Book Club @ ABC The Hague

***POSTPONED until 31 May***
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, Jun 5th 18:00
Virtually via Zoom
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!

Virtual Event: Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, Jun 19th 18:00
Virtually via Zoom
Virtual Event: Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam

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 book-lovers from around the community gather - via Zoom! - to chat about a selected novel which has been making waves and capturing imaginations around the world.

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