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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, then back to Romance and into new adventures about Fashion, Sewing, Psychology and all the magazines. 

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.

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 [...]

2022-10-12T12:27:58+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 [...]

2023-04-06T12:02:28+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. [...]

2023-04-06T12:02:30+02:00Tags: , , |

Annie M.G. Schmidt Day

written by Lília Annie M.G. Schmidt is best known for her children’s book was born on May 20th, and in the Netherlands, this day is celebrated with many activities in schools and libraries. The celebration might be in Dutch, but we think she deserves a space here too since some of [...]

2022-07-27T13:15:00+02:00Tags: |

Interview: Pauline Konink – Random House UK

As we celebrate 50 years of ABC, we’ve asked some people that have been working with us as publishing house representatives to share their insights into the funny world that is publishing and bookselling. Today we have Account Sales Manager Pauline Konink, who has been working at Random House UK [...]

2022-08-27T14:17:33+02:00Tags: , , |

Books to movies – Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Books to movies - Bridgerton by Julia Quinn The second season of Bridgerton is approaching at a quick pace and those waiting for it to start, including myself,  are getting antsy. How to solve this? Read the books, of course. But, wait! Books?!? But Bridgerton is a TV series!  Most viewers [...]

2022-08-27T14:25:33+02:00Tags: , |

ABC Staff Picks February 2022

Here are our recommendations for February! And here we are again with a new episode of our ABC Staff Picks, with titles that have been recently released, will come out shortly, or we’re just simply really excited about. Today we present 9 very different titles, from Crafts, to Sci-Fi, middle-grade and even [...]

2023-04-06T12:02:31+02:00Tags: , , |

New Year, New Skill: The Craft Of Sewing

Learn How to Sew: Techniques and Dressmaking Don’t we all have those years when we decide to go for the New Year’s Resolutions and half way January we just fall short on our decisions? We want to lose weight, to exercise more, to stop smoking and such, but couldn’t follow up? [...]

2022-06-16T16:17:40+02:00Tags: |
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