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We at the ABC are passionate about books. Well, you might have noticed that if you have been visiting or following us for a while. Books make us breathe, live, read and learn! They make us relax in times when there is lots to worry about.

We are incredibly grateful that our four stores are open for the public again, so that we are able to share our passion with like-minded booklovers. 

If you can't drop by to talk books, we have an online option for you. Our staff members Luke and Tiemen came up with a monthly format where they share their passion for upcoming titles or hot-of-the-press new releases. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about their ABC Staff Picks and other ABC events.

Wherever you are - whatever you do - keep reading,
your ABC staff

Signed copies

Did you miss our event with award-winning Fantasy writers Zen Cho and Fonda Lee? You can now watch it on our YouTube channel. 

Copies of Black Water Sister, signed by Zen Cho have arrived so be quick and place your order!

Graphic Novel sale 

Graphic Novels and mangas are on sale in our Amstelveen store - €5 per copy.
Also, we have kids' books left from our sale for €2.50 per copy.
Visit us in Stadshart Amstelveen!

Coffee? 

Grab a coffee to go at Harar Coffee in our Amsterdam location. Coffee and books - there is no better combination in the world!

New arrivals

Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.
When she was young Mary Rattigan wanted to fly. She was going to take off like an angel from heaven and leave the muck and madness of troubled Northern Ireland behind. Nothing but the Land of Happy Ever After would do for her.
She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health.
ABC Staff Pick
A thrilling detective tale that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.
ABC Staff Pick
In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
From the world-leaders in strategic thinking and the multi-million copy bestselling authors of ABC Favorite Thinking Fast and Slow and Nudge, the next big book to change the way you think.
Family, ghosts and gods collide in this delightful novel by acclaimed author Zen Cho. Order a copy signed by the author now!
When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge in the murder investigation that follows. A sunken wreck, a missing girl and questions that have never washed away...

Upcoming Events

Book Chats
Friday, May 21st 18:00
Virtually, via Zoom
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.
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ABC Staff Picks
Friday, May 28th 19:30
Virtually, via Zoom
ABC Staff Picks

What's up next on the ABC nightstand? Which books are we reading or anticipating? We love to share ABC recommendations from all sections with you, the readers and booklovers!

Make sure to join when our very own Tiemen and Luke will present what's hot and long-awaited in the book business!
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ABC Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, Jun 4th 18:00
Virtually, via Zoom
Special Birthday Edition for Luke: 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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Flash Fiction Challenge: Award Ceremony
Friday, Jun 11th 15:00
Virtually, via Zoom
Flash Fiction Challenge: Award Ceremony

The ABC is proud of a cooperation with Nuffic and Pauline van der Bilt for a writing contest aimed at pupils in their 1st and 2nd year. Participants have been asked to write a short piece of fiction based on a moment at school which inspired them. And their winners are to be announced in this event!
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An Evening with Christopher Paolini
Friday, Jun 18th 19:30
Virtually, via Zoom
An Evening with Christopher Paolini

Join us for an evening with Christopher Paolini, author of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the Inheritance series. Christopher will discuss his books and more with Dutch author Martijn Lindeboom.

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Book Chats
Friday, Jun 25th 18:00
Virtually, via Zoom
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.
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THANK YOU FOR READING!
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020 625 5537 info@abc.nl
The Hague
Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM
070 364 2742 dh@abc.nl
Amstelveen
Stadshart Amstelveen
Binnenhof 27, 1181 ZH
020 737 0801 avn@abc.nl
Leidschendam
Westfield Mall of the Netherlands
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070 737 0464 ld@abc.nl
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