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ABC Staff Picks

written by Lília Halloween may be over, but we’re still in a ghostly mood. If you’re looking for some horror recommendations to counter all that holiday good cheer, read on… Syarah, from Amsterdam, recommends Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz. Set in Edinburgh in 1817, it tells [...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day at ABC since 1989

written by Lynn The wish to celebrate Thanksgiving with booklovers, staff and people homesick for that Thanksgiving experience springs from a homey image of people from sea to shining sea, from prison canteens to five-star hotels, all eating the same menu at the same time. There’s always room at the [...]

2022-12-01T10:17:08+01:00Tags: , , |

US Mid-term Elections – What to do?

written by Lynn Mid-term elections in the US on November 8 will determine all kinds of policy changes over the coming two years. In anticipation of the books that will be written about the outcome, we have a couple of recommendations for you in the meantime: Read about the rule of [...]

2022-11-06T12:05:01+01:00Tags: , , |

50 years of Memories – Another riveting ghost story

written by Lynn Following Oprah’s initiative, in 2003 we launched our first Community Read. It had been done before in Chicago, when the entire city—media, government, library and school system—got together to encourage everybody in Chicago to read the same book during the same summer. It worked wonderfully! People spoke about [...]

2022-12-01T10:17:45+01:00Tags: , , |

ABC Ghost Stories

Our Halloween reading list It’s that time of year again: jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts and black cats hiding under flaming autumn leaves. Why not get in the mood? From ghost stories to thrillers, we’ve got your ghoulish literary cravings covered. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier A newlywed arrives at her [...]

2022-11-01T22:45:49+01:00Tags: , , , , |

ABC Staff Picks

written by Lília Nothing beats curling up on the couch with a blanket, book and (hot) beverage in the autumn months. We’ve got some great new titles for you spanning the genres—starting with true story-based fiction, passing through pure romantic escapism and falling finally into the magical world of translation. (You’ll [...]

Hardship in Picturebooks: Raising Awareness

by Tatia Gruenbaum Tatia Gruenbaum is a lecturer and researcher at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and co-founder of PEPELT (Picturebooks in European Primary English Language Teaching). October 17 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, established in 1992 by the UN General Assembly and officially [...]

2022-10-17T15:51:28+02:00Tags: , |
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