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News & Trending

Wondering what’s happening in the vast and dynamic world of ABC? Well, worry no more because we got you covered with the latest on books, trends, stories, and much more.

Bring on the banned books!

written by Lauren Book banning in the US is on the rise. According to PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans, there were 2,532 book-banning incidents concerning 1,648 titles in the US from July 2021 to June 2022—almost half of them young adult books. The most banned books by far contain [...]

2022-09-29T10:22:13+02:00Tags: , , , , , , |

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, [...]

2022-08-29T11:38:39+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 [...]

2022-08-25T14:42:22+02:00
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