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Pulitzer Prize Winners 2014

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Congratulation to everyone who won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize last night!  The full list can be found here; the winners in the Letters and Drama categories are:

Fiction: The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt *
Drama: The Flick – Annie Baker
History:  The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 – Alan Taylor
Biography or Autobiography:  Margaret Fuller: A New American Life – Megan Marshall
Poetry: 3 Sections – Vijay Seshadri
General Nonfiction: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation – Dan Fagin

* True story:  I saw my very first goldfinch yesterday morning as I was on a run!  I should have kept running to the nearest bookie, obviously.  :-)  Very pretty and quick bird, and very striking, too.

ABC named Best Bookshop in the World!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

In case you missed it earlier in the week

International lifestyle magazine Monocle has named ABC the Best Bookshop in the World in their inaugural Top 25 Retail Awards!

Monocle’s list features stores and people from all across the globe in such categories as Best Local Bistro Chain, Top Art-Meets-Retail Concept, and Best Food Hall.  And right there, on nr. 12, under the heading Best Bookshop, it’s us!  (If you prefer moving pictures, check out the slideshow film here.)

As you can imagine, we’re thrilled to pieces to be named nr. 1, and in such a prestigious magazine, too.  We were already very honored to feature as one of the Page Turners in their Small Business supplement at the end of last year, and this is an unexpected and huge bonus.  :-)  Monocle’s April issue (#72) is now in stock in both ABCs.

ABC named Best Bookshop in the World!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

International lifestyle magazine Monocle has named ABC the Best Bookshop in the World in their inaugural Top 25 Retail Awards!

Monocle’s list features stores and people from all across the globe in such categories as Best Local Bistro Chain, Top Art-Meets-Retail Concept, and Best Food Hall.  And right there, at nr. 12, under the heading Best Bookshop, it’s us!

As you can imagine, we’re thrilled to pieces to be named nr. 1, and in such a prestigious magazine, too.  We were already very honored to feature as one of the Page Turners in their Small Business supplement at the end of last year, and this is an unexpected and huge bonus.  :-)  Monocle’s April issue (#72) is now in stock.

Bookbits for March 21st, 2014

Friday, March 21st, 2014
  • Brand new art from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson! After almost two decades of retirement he drew a new cartoon for a movie poster. The movie is called Stripped, a documentary on the best cartoonists in the world – and I think every one can agree Bill Watterson is one of them. You can follow the film on Twitter and/or Facebook.

Bookbits for February 21st, 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Goodness me, it’s been about a decade since we last wrote a Bookbits…  Hope you like this one,  we’re restarting it small, and we’ll try not to make you wait too long for the next one!  :-)

  • The Guardian has made a very appropiate list for us: 2014 in Books! Check out per month what is going to happen this year in the literary world. (With thanks to Nicki.)
  • With the LEGO movie in theaters now, Waterstones has been recreating classic scenes from literature with the little nubby blocks.  Warning: scenes may be gruesome and bloody!  Or as gruesome and bloody as LEGO can get.