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Happy holidays!

December is a month for celebrations, family time and gift giving. A month to cuddle up on the couch with hot chocolate and a good book, to look at the wind and the rain outside as you idly leaf through your magazine, and to prepare a meal made with fondness to share. We love to inspire you with ideas for gifts and hope you can find more than a few tips in this mailing. You can always ask a staff member for help, too, both in-store and via mail or phone.
Happy reading!
- The ABC Mailings Team

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stores on Thanksgiving Day! It was lovely to see so many regulars drop by. We hope you all enjoyed the candy and balloons and the extra discount. As for the contests: Amsterdam had 795 jelly beans in their jar, The Hague 540! Click here to see who won.
Do you need shoe or stocking fillers? Day-by-day and wall calendars make perfect treats! (Although wall calendars might be a bit tricky to fit...) They are going very fast, however, so be sure to come browse soon for the best selection.
We're in the middle of gathering our staff's favorite reads of the year. Expect a special mailing filled with them in a few weeks, but in the meantime here's a preview:

"This little book is not only pretty on the outside but also on the inside. It's short and very sweet. It had me tear up on several occasions. I loved it and for once I wish a King book was bigger, much bigger." - Pleun, ABC Amsterdam staff

"It was around the time of Time's Up and #MeToo when this book, with female empowerment at its center, pulled me in. It's about what would happen if women suddenly became physically more powerful than men. It was a very intriguing read with an 'oh riiiiiight' moment in the final chapter. Definitely a new favorite of mine." - Guusje, ABC The Hague staff

"Hoxton Mini Press is my favorite photography publisher. They publish collectable photo books which are affordable. This is just one of their 2018 publications - whatever the topic is, I always find them interesting." - Charlotte, ABC Amsterdam staff
DID YOU KNOW... that you can have an order sent to a friend or family member (giftwrapped, with a card with a message) if you order through our website or by phone? And did you also know that ABC Gift Certificates can be ordered through our website as well? Contact our stores directly for more information!
From left to right: Natasha Pulley stands by a bookcase full of her book The Bedlam Stacks at our Dutch Comic Con stand (take a tour here), Yvette van Boven signs Home Made Christmas, and Loish was all smiles for her many, many fans who came by ABC Amsterdam and took The Art of Loish and/or The Sketchbook of Loish home with them.

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.
In our stores next week you'll find sign-up forms for a truly stupendous holiday giveaway. Win SIGNED copies of books by Yuval Harari, Michael Palin, Lee Child, Anne Tyler and more! Many thanks to Penguin Random House UK for providing the goodies.
If you received one of our annual Thanksgiving Day gift vouchers and haven't used it yet: you can still hand them in with any purchase in our stores until 31 December 2018. They're valid in our stores, not online.
What We're Reading
"His memoirs reminded me of the function of an investigative reporter to serve a democracy. Very impressive.I couldn't put it down. From My Lai to Nixon and Kissinger and banking, Hersh just keeps working his network. Excellent."
"Just started, but I was immediately hooked! Always love a good story on anti-heroes!"
"I'm reading this slick dual-language edition of The Ring of the Nibelung. The Mythology Section in ABC The Hague has a high concentration of want-it-now books in general."
"A suprisingly funny fairy tale, with a political subtext, of course."
See more What We're Reading
New & Notable Fiction
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
- Mitch Albom
Queen of Air and Darkness
- Cassandra Clare
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
- Dav Pilkey
Paper Girls, vol. 5
- Brian Vaughan et al
The Friend
- Sigrid Nunez
See more New & Notable Fiction
New & Notable Non-Fiction
The New Silk Roads
- Peter Frankopan
Home Made Christmas
- Yvette van Boven
The Beastie Boys Book
- Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz
Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down: The Official Behind-the-Scenes Companion
- Gina McIntyre et al
To Don't List: Project Planning for Creative People
- Donald Roos
See more New & Notable Non-Fiction
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