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Store Bits: Staff Choices

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

A new round of Staff Choices of both new and old books.  Enjoy!

A History of Future Cities -Daniel Brook
Recommended by Sigrid

“A pioneering exploration of four cities where East meets West and past becomes future: St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. The cities share an important characteristic: they were planned as cities of the future. The premise of the city of tomorrow is a fascinating one, and this book is a wealth of information.”

Redeployment – Phil Klay (ebook here)
Recommended by Renate & Reinoud

“Honest and brutal and moving stories about war and coming home and
life as you knew it”

The Gone-Away World – Nick Harkaway (ebook)
Recommended by Sophie

“What a debut!
A post-apocalyptic world gone mad, featuring Heroes, mimes, kung-fu, Stuff, and a massive plot twist that throws the entire story on its head.
I loved it.”

The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison
Recommended by Tiemen

“Warning, do not read this book. You will read it in one go and then curse the author because you do not want the story to end.
This is one of those stories where everything just works. A well thought out world: elves, goblins, airships and a incredibly detailed and intriguing Byzantine-like imperial court. An very likeable protagonist who you can’t help but root for. And a smart story about politics, doing the right thing and deadly court intrigue.
All I hope is that Katherine Addison will write a second novel soon.
In the meantime I’ll be rereading The Goblin Emperor again.”

Hyperion – Dan Simmons (ebook)
Recommended by JeroenW

“Don’t let the cover fool you into thinking this is a fantasy novel. In fact, it’s a love letter to science fiction. It’s a frame story about six travellers who are going to meet the The Shrike, a supernatural being covered in razorsharp blades.
During their travels the companions each tell their reason for doing so, and each of their stories is representative of a science fiction sub-genre (military SF, cyberpunk etc.).
A great introduction to SF, and a great read.”

This Just In: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Speaking of SciFi/Fantasy

Eight Recently-Arrived Titles from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Section:

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

Ebook available for The Forbidden Library, Stolen Songbird and The City.

This Just In: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Seven Recently-Arrived Titles from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Section:

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

Ebooks available for Mars EvacueeThe Happier Dead and Binary.

This Just In: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Eight Recently-Arrived Titles from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Section:

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

Ebooks available for The Martian, The Copper Promise, Red Rising and The Gospel of Loki.

Store Bits: Blind Dates, Windows and Inventory

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tiemen took the idea and ran with it at ABC Amsterdam, and now Ester has followed suit at ABC The Hague: Blind Date with a Book.  Choose from Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and/or Mysteries & Thrillers!

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The Amsterdam Window Team has done another stellar job with a Carson McCullers tribute.  See our Facebook page for more pictures.

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And finally, a beautiful shot from this past Inventory Day at ABC Amsterdam.  All those books, one by one.  :-)