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Upcoming Events

Book Event with Ari Seth Cohen: Advanced Love
Tuesday, Jun 25th 17:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Event with Ari Seth Cohen: Advanced Love

From the creator of the popular blog Advanced Style, photographer Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Love collects affectionate portraits of subjects who prove that love is bound by neither the constraints of age or time. Join us for a Q&A and signing session with the author!
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ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, Jun 28th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
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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ShoppingNight Den Haag
Friday, Jun 28th 19:00
The ABC Store, The Hague
ShoppingNight Den Haag

Visit us between 19.00 and 22.00 and receive a 15% discount on your purchase!

The biggest shopping event in the Netherlands will be all about music, as it's happening on the same day as Parkpop Downtown. This year's theme is 'Uptown Funk'.
There will be special performances, culinary treats, tastings and interesting promotions throughout the city. ABC The Hague will be open until 22.00.
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OurSharedShelf Feminist Book Club: Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
Saturday, Jun 29th 11:00
The ABC Store, The Hague
OurSharedShelf Feminist Book Club: Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

OurSharedShelf is an online feminist book club, founded by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. Every two months Emma picks a book, and whoever wants to join in can read along and join discussions on the online forums.
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Book Launch Barbara Tammes & Liselotte Goed: We're here to get you uked
Thursday, Jul 4th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Launch Barbara Tammes & Liselotte Goed: We're here to get you uked

In everyday life Liselotte is a yoga instructor and Barbara is a writer/ creative director. They have met each other in the summer of 2015 and started playing the ukulele together and didn't stop ever since. Today they have a mission: in every household a ukulele and make everyone uked! Q&A and signing session including live performance.
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ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague
Friday, Jul 5th 11:00
The ABC Treehut, The Hague
ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague

Are your bookshelves full and do you need to make space for new books? Our Trade-In Day may be a perfect opportunity for you!
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ABC @ Modefabriek
Monday, Jul 8th to Jul 9th
RAI, Europaplein 8, Amsterdam
ABC @ Modefabriek

ABC will be present again with a fabulous selection of fashion books at Modefabriek

Creativity is in the DNA of Modefabriek and permeates everything they do. They understand that creativity is good business – and good fun.
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Book Launch and Signing: Chad in Amsterdam #3
Thursday, Jul 11th 18:30
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Launch and Signing: Chad in Amsterdam #3

Chad in Amsterdam is Chad Bilyeu's first major comic book project. It details his life as an ill-placed American in Amsterdam. The reviews have been pretty damned good as well. Issue 3 specifically deals with topics as vast and life-altering as Hollandse Nieuwe, nightlife in Amsterdam, and talking to one's self whilst navigating through De Wallen.
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ABC @ 10th Urban Sketchers Symposium
Wednesday, Jul 24th to Jul 27th
Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Amsterdam
ABC @ 10th Urban Sketchers Symposium

The International Urban Sketching Symposium is an annual educational event organized by Urban Sketchers (USk), a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the practice of on-location observational sketching. The goal of the Symposium is to celebrate and practice the art of on-location sketching in the host city. The ABC will be present with a curated selection of books on the topic.
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Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, Jul 26th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
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 to sip some tea (or coffee), nibble on some snacks, and chat about a selected novel which has been making waves and capturing imaginations around the world.
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ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague
Friday, Aug 2nd 11:00
The ABC Treehut, The Hague
ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague

Are your bookshelves full and do you need to make space for new books? Our Trade-In Day may be a perfect opportunity for you!
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Ongoing Events

Creative Writing Course by the International Writers´ Collective
May 8th to Jul 3rd
The ABC Treehut, The Hague
Creative Writing Course by the International Writers´ Collective

This 8-week level 1 writing course will give you the skills and techniques to write fiction or poetry, and provide you with a writing community to support you every step of the way. You can look forward to a weekly dose of inspiration and learning and to meeting great people. All of our writing courses are conducted in English.
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A Voice for the International Community
Did you move to the Netherlands when your partner got a job or was posted here, or did you come here for love? If so, the International Community Advisory Platform (ICAP) needs your help! Read more and fill out their survey (5-10 minutes) here.


OUR EVENTS & YOUR EVENTS
General Info
Most ABC events are free and open to all, please sign up through the ticket link if requested. Always double check the event location before showing up at an event. Photos might be taken at our events and shared via the internet.

Boost your event with books!
ABC can offer & sell books books by your speakers or those related to your theme at your event location if you expect at least 400 people.
Please contact us via eventboost@abc.nl to request more information.

Your Event at the ABC
Please fill in our Author Request sheet if you are interested in organizing an event with us.
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