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ABC: Kids and BookTok

If you lead teens to #BookTok, you won’t have to make them read (Hint: they’ll do it on their own) written by Lauren As a lifelong reader, I always found it disheartening that my daughters didn’t take to the written word. They inherited other, less desirable behavioral traits, [...]

2022-09-26T13:53:11+02:00Tags: , , |

Manga Madness Q4 2022

compiled by Lília and Ester Manga madness: what’s coming out in the last quarter of 2022! The end of 2022 is fast approaching, which means it’s time to present the last Manga releases of the year. There will be six new series, six new titles from ongoing series and two new [...]

2022-09-19T14:24:30+02:00Tags: , , , |

Trees Talking to Trees

written by Lynn Tree-hugging comes and goes with me. As a child, I was happy lying on my back in the grass, surrounded by a square of waving and rustling poplar trees that framed the starry sky in my own backyard. My favorite place to study as a teenager was under [...]

2022-09-15T13:34:14+02:00Tags: |

ABC Anecdotes: From the beginning

To mark our 50th anniversary, we’re going back through the archives to share some of our more memorable stories. “1997: ABC at the Moscow International Book Fair” written by Lynn After watching Dutch media magnate and Moscow Times founder Derk Sauer’s recent interview on the Dutch Summer Nights [...]

2022-09-19T11:11:12+02:00Tags: , |

Conversations with customers

Herman Herman is a long-time customer in The Hague who likes to have conversations and exchange opinions with us. We usually see him two or three times a week in the store, where he comes just to browse our bookcases and talk to us. ABC Lília: Hi, Herman, [...]

2022-10-12T12:29:59+02:00Tags: , |

A letter to Kaffe Fassett

Every once in a while, some magic happens in our stores, and we receive heartwarming feedback, personal stories or support. The following message reached us from a loyal customer. It's just one example where we are thrilled to connect readers with writers. Dear Kaffe Fassett, I really do have to share [...]


McNally Editions

Simply Beautiful: Cover Art by McNally Editions written by Charlotte For some, a work break may be a cup of coffee, a walk through the park or a little nap on the office couch. But whenever I need a break, I take a stroll through the bookstore. [...]

2022-08-27T14:11:17+02:00Tags: , , |

A short History of Open Mike Night (OMN)

Come share your best stuff! written by Lynn Open Mic Nights were initiated by Molly Ackerman, the first manager of the ABC Treehouse, in 2000. Artist Molly had come to the Thanksgiving Day dinner and marveled at the space in the ABC Treehouse. She had lots of paintings [...]

2022-09-03T15:10:53+02:00Tags: , , |
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