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There is always something going on at the ABC ...

... and this is even more true for spring time. We are very excited to welcome a new monthly book club in Amsterdam and collaborate with our neighbors from SPUI25 for an event featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish - to name only two of ABC's spring events.

Please see below for more upcoming events and events-related book tips.
We've decided to show you the experts behind our book selection. Meet our Sigrid! She has been working for the ABC for 24 years now and buys books for seven sections in our Amsterdam store. Her 'youngest' section is Ecology & Nature. 

"I really love nature and reading about it gives me a different view on it. It is interesting how this section has changed over the years. Ecology is a hot topic these days (literally). There are lots of interesting new books on conservation. I'd recommend The Sea Around Us by marine biologist Rachel Carson and I'm really looking forward to Greta Thunberg's new book Our House is on Fire."

Want to ask Sigrid a question?
Contact her via askthebuyer@abc.nl.

Events-related book tips

From the bestselling author comes an epic novel rooted in the unlikely real-life friendship between a Palestinian and an Israeli father.
ABC Event: I Shall Not Hate: The Politics of Trauma, Revenge and Hope
Parisian Chic Encore: A Style Guide
ABC Event: The secrets of Fashion Industry: how not to become its victim (ABC hosts cultcheers)
Stranger Things: Darkness on The Edge of Town by Adam Christopher whose debut novel, Empire State, was SciFiNow’s Book of the Year and a Financial Times Book of the Year.
ABC Event: ABC @ Heroes Dutch Comic Con
Be Your Own Makeup Artist: Unleash Your Inner Beauty by Natalie Setareh, speaker at Spark Conference
ABC Event: ABC @ Spark Conference

Upcoming Events 

ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague
Friday, Mar 6th 11:00
The ABC Treehut, The Hague
ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague

Are your bookshelves full and do you need to make some space for new books? The ABC Trade In Day may be a perfect opportunity for you!
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ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, Mar 6th 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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The secrets behind the Fashion Industry: how not become its victim? (ABC hosts cultcheers)
Thursday, Mar 12th 18:30
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
The secrets of Fashion Industry: how not to become its victim (ABC hosts cultcheers)

Cost: 10 EUR

Have you ever wondered what drives Fashion? Why at the end of the day you may have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Who determines what is in the stores? During our session we will talk about Fashion Pyramide, how brands go around their collections, what drives sales and fashion in general. We will see how to avoid most common mistakes when shopping and what the difference between Style and Fashion really means.
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ABC @ Spark Conference
Friday, Mar 20th 08:30
THNK School of Creative Leadership, Keizersgracht 264
ABC @ Spark Conference

Inspire. Connect. Thrive. Spark is built on these three pillars. Starting as an annual conference in 2015, Spark has become more than a conference, it’s a movement.
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ABC Trade-In Day in Amsterdam
Friday, Mar 20th 11:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
ABC Trade-In Day in Amsterdam

Are your bookshelves full and do you need to make some space for new books? The ABC Trade In Day in Amsterdam is back - and may be a perfect opportunity for you!
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Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, Mar 20th 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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I Shall Not Hate: The Politics of Trauma, Revenge and Hope
Monday, Mar 23rd 20:00
ABC at SPUI25, Amsterdam
I Shall Not Hate: The Politics of Trauma, Revenge and Hope

Cost: 5 EUR; will be refunded with purchase of the book at the event
In cooperation with SPUI25 (UvA)
How is hate related to trauma? And will the politics of trauma always give rise to revenge? Or can it lead to hope? What role does hope play in trauma and its aftermath? These are the questions Dr Vivienne Matthies-Boon and Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish will address during this evening.
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Heroes Dutch Comic Con 2020
Saturday, Mar 28th to Mar 29th
Jaarbeurs, Utrecht
Heroes Dutch Comic Con 2020

Do you like comics, manga, cosplay, gaming & e-sports? Are you a fan of movies and series, or perhaps an avid board game fanatic? Dutch Comic Con has it all and much, much more ...
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Decisions Decisions: Making a University Choice
Wednesday, Apr 15th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Decisions Decisions: Making a University Choice

This event is free of cost. Please sign up through the ticket link.

The ABC hosts LAUNCH Education Advisors for this free event providing information on American college and university.
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Anthropocene Book Club - ABC@ABC
Friday, Apr 17th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Anthropocene Book Club - ABC@ABC

In cooperation with the VU Environmental Humanities Center

We are living in the "Anthropocene". This is the name proposed by Nobel Prize-winning Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen to define our present era, in which human activity is the dominant force changing the planet in multiple, perhaps irreversible, ways. The new Anthropocene Book Club at the ABC (ABC@ABC) is a monthly book club which aims to explore some of the urgent themes of our Anthropocene: climate change, human displacement, mass extinction, technological advances, rising sea levels, and...
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Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, Apr 24th 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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Book Launch Janine Barchas: A Boyhood Under Nazi Occupation (by Jan Duijvestein)
Thursday, Apr 30th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Launch Janine Barchas: A Boyhood Under Nazi Occupation (by Jan Duijvestein)

This event is free of cost; please sign up through the ticket link

The power of these first-hand and well-illustrated recollections about a boyhood in occupied Holland lies in their extraordinary ordinariness.
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ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague
Friday, May 1st 11:00
The ABC Treehut, The Hague
ABC Trade-In Day in The Hague

Are your bookshelves full and do you need to make some space for new books? The ABC Trade In Day may be a perfect opportunity for you!
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Feminist Book Club @ ABC The Hague
Sunday, May 17th 18:30
The ABC Store, The Hague
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. Whether you come every time or just happen to be near this once, you are very welcome to join us! Drinks and nibbles are provided, but you can bring your own, too.
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Where do I Begin? Starting a University Search
Tuesday, May 19th 18:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Where do I Begin? Starting a University Search

This event is free of cost. Please sign up through the ticket link.

The ABC hosts LAUNCH Education Advisors for this free event providing information on American college and university.
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GENERAL INFO REGARDING EVENTS
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.
 
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