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Romantasy

Happy Pride Month!

By Lauren and Lília It’s Pride Month, celebrated every June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, when the gay community protested against its treatment by police. These days, June is a month of celebration and awareness about the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, but it’s especially marked in the US. [...]

ABC Bestsellers – April 2024

Here at ABC our experts always strive to bring the best to our customers and let you know what we love. We also get an inkling at what books you love through our monthly(ish) Bestseller lists, compiled from the lists of our three stores. We love to share this with you, [...]

ABC Bestsellers – February 2024

Here at ABC our experts always strive to bring the best to our customers and let you know what we love. We also get an inkling at what books you love through our monthly(ish) Bestseller lists, compiled from the lists of our three stores. We love to share this with you, [...]

Black Love

Written by Naomi February is Black History Month and also features Valentine’s Day. Why not combine the two? Below are some recommendations of romantic fiction where Black people take the lead, both in writing and in being written about. Happy reading! Mead Mishaps series by Kimberley Lemming [...]

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. [...]

X: ABC Top 5 2023 Edition: Lauren, Maarten and Lília

Here we go again with our 5(ish) favorite reads of 2023! We try very hard to keep it to five, but it’s not always possible. So, there may be five or six suggestions, an A and a B list, memorable reads or just plain marvelous books. This year we’re presenting [...]

VII: ABC Top 5 2023 Edition: Jonna, Jouke and Maria

Here we go again with our 5(ish) favorite reads of 2023! We try very hard to keep it to five, but it’s not always possible. So, there may be five or six suggestions, an A and a B list, memorable reads or just plain marvelous books. This year we’re presenting [...]

New genre watch: Romantasy

Written by Naomi Recently, the Romantasy genre— a subgenre of both romance and fantasy—has experienced a big surge in popularity. This is in large part thanks to online reader communities such as BookTok, Bookstagram and BookTube, where readers can share recommendations and find like-minded people. A great example of the power [...]

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Staff Choices: what we’ve read and loved – Part 1

Put together by Lília Written by Bob, IrisW, Jonna, Naomi, Tiemen, Sophie, Jitse, Júlia and Lília Some of these titles were chosen by one or more ABC colleagues, and everyone gives their own reasons to have loved them. Take a look at what we say about our personal favorites. You might [...]

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