Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category


ABC’s Gift Ideas: Philosophy, Photography, Plays, Poetry

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The gift-giving season is upon us – hooray!

The ABC Staff has rummaged through their sections and order lists, and come up with another year’s worth of wonderful gift ideas for you: from fiction to history to cookbooks to children’s books to travel to non-books and onwards.

In a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month, you will find what we think will make great gifts, whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas or just like giving books to people. And since we’re a bookstore, these posts will be alphabetical by subject. :-)

Today you’ll find gift ideas for Philosophy, Photography, Plays and Poetry as picked out by section buyers Ester, Marten, Martijn and Tom. Bear in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg – come to either one of our stores to browse many, many more titles in any of these subjects.

We are ready as ever to be your personal shoppers again this year, and hope you will find our selections useful and inspiring!

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit pas 2013), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

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Help publish EYE AM’s book!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Support a great cause, stimulate grassroots photography and get a gorgeous book!

EYE AM is a non-profit organization that goes to the world’s poorest regions, gives cameras to kids and lets them explore their reality through photography. Contribute to the EYE AM Indiegogo campaign to help them create a book, expand their program to additional regions, and change the way we view the world.

The deadline is July 4th, so there’s still time to donate and spread the word.

P.S.  You’ll also be helping start-up publishing company The New Heroes & Pioneers make their first book in the process.  Two birds, one stone!  :-)

This Just In: Photography

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Five Recently-Arrived Titles from the Photography Section:

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Gift Ideas: Film & Television, Music, Photography, Fashion, Crafts

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Let us be your personal shoppers!

ABC’s booksellers don’t just sell books: as well as being voracious readers, almost all ABC staff members are personally responsible for buying the books for one or more sections in the stores. That means you’ll always find someone who can put exactly the right book in your hands when you need it. We asked our buyers for their tips for the best gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and they came up with some great ones: new books, classic books, magazines, games, merchandise, and stationery.

Today you’ll find gift ideas for Film & Television, Music, Photography, Fashion and Crafts as supplied by Ester, Nyjolene, Marten and Sophie.

Even more gift ideas can be found here and here!

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Two tickets for the price of one at FOAM Amsterdam

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Amsterdam photography museum FOAM is holding an exhibition of photographs from Kathy Ryan’s The New York Times Magazine Photographs until May 30th.

Show an ABC receipt for €15 or more at the ticket desk at the museum and you’ll get two tickets to the exhibition for the price of one!

The New York Times Magazine Photographs by Kathy Ryan

The New York Times Magazine Photographs reflects upon and interrogates the very nature of both photography and print magazines at this pivotal moment in their history and evolution. This volume presents some of the finest commissioned photographs worldwide in four sections: reportage, portraiture, style and conceptual photography, including photo illustration.

The photographs are accompanied by reproduced tear sheets to allow for the examination of sequencing and the interplay between text and image, simultaneously presenting the work while illuminating its distillation to magazine form. This process is explored further through texts offering behind-the-scenes perspective and anecdotes by the many photographers, writers, editors and other collaborators whose voices have been a part of the magazine over the years. The New York Times Magazine Photographs serves as a springboard for a rigorous, necessary and revitalized examination of photography as presented within a modern journalistic context.