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ABC’s Gift Ideas: Manga, Military History, Music, Mysteries/Thrillers

Wednesday, November 13th, 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 Manga, Military History, Music and Mysteries & Thrillers as picked out by section buyers Ester, Sophie, RonG, Pleun and Jouke. 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.


Gift Ideas: Graphic Novels, Manga, Art, Games

Tuesday, November 13th, 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 Graphic Novels & Comics, Manga, Art and Games as supplied by Ester, Martijn, Jitse and Jouke.

Even more gift ideas can be found here and here!


Event Reports: Recon 2.0, Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, and Louis Bohtlingk

Monday, September 24th, 2012

On Saturday, September 15th, ABC Amsterdam hosted Recon 2.0, with the help of Diamond Comics and a wonderfully sunny day.

Anime and manga lovers came from near and far to join in the festivities: an artwork contest, several manga drawing workshops, a cosplay contest, a raffle and a pop quiz.  Judging by the crowds everyone had a great time – we certainly did!

Thanks to everyone who helped us make this event memorable: Manga School, Tea Tales, Aniway magazine, Noriko Aoki, Nishicon, Abunai, J-pop and of course Diamond Comics.  But the biggest thank you is reserved for all you manga enthusiast who joined us on the day!

For many, many more pictures, visit our Flickr page, or kakashi’s Facebook album.  If you want to share your own pictures, leave a comment and we’ll add your link!

Israeli professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan lectured and signed her book Palestine in Israeli School Books at both ABC Den Haag and ABC Amsterdam, on Thursday, September 20th, and Friday, September 21st, respectively.  Professor Peled-Elhanan was an enthusiastic speaker/author, and the audience at both events was engaged and lively – but with such an interesting topic that was going to be a given!

Author Louis Bohtlingk gave a presentation and signed his book Dare to Care at ABC Den Haag on September 22nd and ABC Amsterdam on September 23rd.  Both times, the event was followed by an Espresso Book Machine demonstration, with fresh copies of Dare to Care printed on the spot.  The EBM demonstration was enthusiastically received by all, including the author and his publisher!  :-)

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This Just In: Manga & Graphic Novels

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Five Recently Arrived Manga & Graphic Novel Titles – just in time for Recon 2.0 tomorrow!:


This Just In: Manga

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Six Brand-New Manga Titles: