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Farewell ABC Staff Picks

By Lília All good things must come to an end. And so, we say goodbye to our ABC Staff Picks on YouTube. Thanks to everyone who watched us over the years. A big thanks to hosts Luke and Iris and all our expert booksellers who have given [...]

Summery Reads recommended by us!

After a year and a half of autumn, the sun and the warmth are beginning to show their faces, and I, for one, couldn't be happier! For me, summer is the ultimate reading time: the sunlight, the long days, the birdsong - it all whispers "find a shady spot, wiggle your [...]

ABC Staff Picks: The birthday edition

By Lília Continuing with the celebration of our 52 years of existence, ABC’s Iris and Luke asked colleagues their book choices for the occasion. Most of them revolved around the lives of normal people in somewhat exceptional settings (reminiscent of ABC!), with overcoming adversity a prominent theme. No one chose it, [...]

ABC Staff Picks – Spring 2024

After a little time off to smell the spring flowers, we’re back with our staff picks! Luke and Iris love doing them. They get to ask our colleagues what they’re reading and loving and what our customers are enjoying. And of course, they get to talk about [...]

What to read this Black History Month

Written by Lauren It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month in the United States and Canada, a celebration and recognition of Black culture and history and its enduring legacy in lands far removed from the African continent. At the ABC, we’ve put together a list of reading recommendations for Black [...]

Staff Picks – the Love edition of 2024

Written by Lília With Valentine’s Day falling at mid-month, February is the LOVE month, and in this Staff Picks, Luke and Iris talk about books related to love—in all its forms. We put our heads together and came up with some interesting recommendations. [...]

Staff Picks: Gift Edition 2023

Written by Lília Winter and Gift Season have arrived in our part of the world, so it’s time to talk about special editions and new titles to up our present ante! We have a huge pile of recommendations and also some advice: get your books and presents ASAP. The [...]

Staff Choices: what we’ve read and loved – Part 5

Put together by Lília Written by Jouke, Martijn, Chiara, Sophie, Iris and Simone Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson Jouke: Two sisters, captive gods, an ingenious magic system featuring breath and colors, and a talking sword. I love Warbreaker and I have no idea why I waited 11 years to [...]

ABC Staff Picks: Season 4 kick off!

Luke and Iris discuss books and interview author Natali Simmonds. In the new season of our ABC Staff Picks, Luke and Iris are back discussing the books they and their colleagues are loving right now. They also interview author Natali Simmonds about her new book, Good Girls Die [...]

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