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Lília

Lília was born in Brazil, worked there as a translator and moved to the Netherlands for love. It was her love for books that brought her to the ABC in July 2000. First buying Romance novels, then Children’s and YA books and many more. 

In the Netherlands she also found love for sewing, is a certified seamstress. She makes bookmarks and booksleeves that are sold at the ABC under Lília’s Atelier brand.

She still loves reading and Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy and books about Fashion and Sewing are always on her TBR list.

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: , , , , , , |

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: , , , |

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: , |

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: , , , |

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: , , |

ABC Staff Picks April 2022

The Circus Infinite is Khan Wong’s debut novel. Published in March 2022, it has a complicated intergalactic setting that includes different species and heritages. The main character has a unique ability, and after being extensively studied, he decides to run away to the “pleasure moon,” where he encounters a circus. [...]

2022-08-27T14:18:48+02:00Tags: , , |
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