Archive for the ‘Crafts & Hobbies’ Category


Prize Draw Winners: Nick Cave, Chop Sizzle Wow and Keri Smith

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Win tickets to and the official movie poster of the Nick Cave movie 20000 Days on Earth! winners: Jasmina Suljanovic + Petra van Geenen

Q: Besides music, Nick Cave also writes books. Which other musicians write books, and are they any good?

“They are Leonard Cohen, Steve Earle (just got as a present I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, started reading it and so far so good), Willy Vlautin although I’ve not yet read anything by him.”

http://www.kindamuzik.net/achtergrond/boekenweek/muzikanten-schrijven-ook-boeken/19894/

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Win a copy of Chop Sizzle Wow: The Silver Spoon Comic Book! winner: Ewita Djoechro

Q: Which comic book superhero would you treat to a home-cooked meal, and why?

“I would love to cook a home-made meal for Obelix from the comic book series Asterix. Obelix loves his food – (as is apparent from his girth ;-) and I would really like his opinion on some of my recipes!”

“I would treat the Arrow (Oliver Queen) to a home-cooked meal because he has spent five years on an island trying to survive, with very few food options. It would be nice to give him a proper home-cooked meal to remind him of what he has missed over the past years.”

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Win a signed copy of Keri Smith’s The Imaginary World Of…! winner: Charlotte van Beek

Q: Send us a picture of your Wrecked Journal or of another much-loved Keri Smith book already in your possession!

“A few years ago a friend of mine came across Keri Smith’s blog and we both decided to complete her 100 ideas. It was so much fun. We now have three of her books, the latest is Wreck This Journal, which I have had in my posession for a while. I am inspired to start reading/having fun with it.”

Spotlight on… Illustration

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Where before they were divided between the Art, Design, Fashion and even Children’s Books, we now finally have a real Illustration books section at ABC Amsterdam. Here you’ll find books by classic illustrators such as Charley Harper and Norman Rockwell as well as contemporary illustrators published by UK’s Nobrow. Infographics and some very lovely children’s books are represented here too; we’re especially excited about Gestalten’s new children’s books: Little Gestalten. One of their first titles coming up is Issun Boshi: The One-Inch Boy.

- Jesse, Art and Fashion & Beauty Buyer at ABC Amsterdam

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YOUR Wrecked Journal in OUR ABC window?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Dear Keri Smith fans,

Want to show Amsterdam (and the world) your proudly destroyed Wreck This Journal in our special I WRECKED MY JOURNAL window this October? Have you shared your wrecking online? Want to win a copy of the new Wreck This Journal Everywhere?

We need 12 of you to be gutsy enough to show your creative wrecked journals! Email social@abc.nl your name and age, and send us a picture of your diary and favorite wrecked page.

We made a We Love Keri Smith window a few years ago with her help. We are trying to have her feature your work on her blog – fingers crossed!

This Just In: Crafts

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Five Recently-Arrived Titles from the Crafts Section:

Please be sure to contact our stores for an exact stock check.

Ebook available for All-In-One Quilter’s Reference Tool.

ABC’s Gift Ideas: Cooking, Crafts, Fashion

Monday, November 4th, 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 Cooking, Crafts and Fashion as picked out by section buyers Pleun, Simone, Sophie, Nyjolene and Jesse. 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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