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Upcoming Events

Book Signing Gordon Darroch: All the Time We Thought We Had
Thursday, May 16th 18:30
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Signing Gordon Darroch: All the Time We Thought We Had

How do you start a new life when the person you love is about to die? At the age of thirty-six, Gordon Darroch's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a devastating blow just as he, and their two children with autism, were preparing to move to her native Holland...
Gordon Darroch will be reading from his book, doing a Q&A and book signing.
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Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, May 17th 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 Open Mic - it's all about you!
Friday, May 17th 18:00
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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Sidewalk Sale at De Hallen Amsterdam
Sunday, May 19th 10:00
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47, 1053 RT Amsterdam
Sidewalk Sale at De Hallen Amsterdam

Join us at De Hallen for another Sidewalk Sale. We're cleaning out our warehouse and have thousands of English language books on sale from EUR5,-. This is your chance to find book gems at great prices.
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Bookstore Day @ the ABC The Hague: Silent Reading Hour
Saturday, May 25th 14:00
The ABC Store, The Hague
Bookstore Day @ the ABC The Hague: Silent Reading Hour

Both stores will offer special discounts on Bookstore Day!
In The Hague, we will join the celebrations with the ABC's first Silent Reading Hour. Bring your own book or pick one from the piles provided by us, turn off your phone, and get to reading!
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Bookstore Day @ the ABC Amsterdam: Ode to The Bookstore
Saturday, May 25th 15:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Bookstore Day @ the ABC Amsterdam: Ode to The Bookstore

Both stores will offer special discounts on Bookstore Day!
In Amsterdam, the ABC will celebrate independent bookstore culture with a special edition of its Open Mic. Go public with your book, song or poem - or bring your personal "Ode to the Bookstore" on the occasion!
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Book Launch Irina Birger: The Book of Happiness and Sadness
Sunday, May 26th 16:00
The ABC Store, Amsterdam
Book Launch Irina Birger: The Book of Happiness and Sadness The Book of Happiness and Sadness is Irina Birger's first monograph. The publication contains numerous text-based drawings from the artist's diary of words, forms and colors, as well as photographs of her exhibitions and performances. Publisher Paul van Mameren (Lecturis), curator Katia Krupennikova and English text editor Monica Leigh Schwartz will meet Irina Birger for a book discussion.
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Book Chats @ the ABC Amsterdam
Friday, Jun 21st 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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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.
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Did you know... that we give 10% discount to students and teachers?
Just show us your school card at the register.
Teachers can sign up for a free Teacher Discount on our website.
Did you know... We have 55+ Mondays!
Customers aged 55+ receive 10% off on Mondays.
Just show us proof of age - any official ID card with your date of birth will do.
This offer cannot be combined with any other discount promotion.


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.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
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020 625 5537 info@abc.nl
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Lange Poten 23, 2511 CM
070 364 2742 dh@abc.nl
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