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Romancing the trope

written by Maria Some people love tropes. Others despise them. Unfortunately, many are poorly done. But when a trope is done well, it can take a book from just okay to a bestseller. Here are my (very subjective) picks of the best and the worst romance tropes. [...]

2022-09-03T12:21:11+02:00Tags: , |

Manga madness Q3 2022

And here we are with the highly anticipated Manga titles coming out in July, August and September. As usual, we have a list featuring new series and another with new issues from ongoing series. We even have a couple of stand-alone titles this time around! New Series [...]

2022-09-08T12:12:53+02:00Tags: , , , |

Conversations with customers

Sanne and Jip As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re inviting devoted customers to talk about their love of books and, of course, ABC. First up: Sanne and her lovely dog, Jip, who can often be seen browsing together at our Hague store. When they enter the store in [...]

2022-08-28T16:54:31+02:00Tags: , |

Manga madness

Spring saw the release of a plethora of new Manga titles, both for new series and established ones. Here are our favorites. And as usual, if you can’ find what you’re looking for, get in touch with us and we will look for you! New series [...]

2022-09-08T12:13:24+02:00Tags: , , , |

The United States: A Union in Turmoil

written by Lauren The United States: A Union in Turmoil With the US Supreme Court handing down recent decisions overturning a woman’s right to abortion (Roe v. Wade) and making it harder to regulate climate change while easier to carry guns, America’s hot-button issues are once again at the fore, deeply [...]

2022-07-27T12:25:38+02:00Tags: |

What to Read When You’re In a Reading Slump

What to Read When You’re In a Reading Slump? Top 5 Books to Get You Back Into Your Reading Groove written by Natalia Ever find yourself struggling with reading and wondering if it’s you or the book? Knowing that you want to read but nothing is doing it for you? Sometimes [...]

2022-08-27T14:15:10+02:00Tags: , |

ABC Staff Picks Summer Reading

written by Lília Summer has arrived in all its sweltering glory—or horror—and Luke, Iris and yours truly have chosen books – and games! – we consider perfect vacation reads and activities wherever the warm months find you. They’re mostly light, romantic, mysterious, historical and generally fantastic. Romantic and crime fiction are [...]

2022-08-27T14:19:31+02:00Tags: , , |

Interview: Rob Oud – Penguin UK

As we celebrate 50 years of ABC, we are asking people who have been working with us as publishing house representatives to share their insights into the funny world that is publishing and bookselling. In this post, we talk to Rob Oud, who has worked with Penguin since 1987. [...]

2022-08-27T14:16:59+02:00Tags: , , |
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