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Store Bits: Thanksgiving Day pics

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Wow, that was another fun, hectic, full, wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday!

A big THANK YOU to all the customers who took the time to stop by the stores (sometimes both stores in one day!), bring us cookies (<3), and/or send a little message to us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Here are some pictures of the day (more can be found on Facebook).

Amsterdam

The Hague

Thanksgiving Day!

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

THANK YOU for being our customer again this year!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving Day by giving an EXTRA 10% discount to EVERYONE who buys something at ABC.

If you normally already get 10% off with us, you’ll get 20% discount off all your purchases in our stores in Amsterdam and The Hague!
(Please note that the extra discount is only off items in the brick stores – so no extra discount on books ordered that day, special orders that have not yet arrived, anything you want mailed to your home, or ebooks.)

Our €7,- Thanksgiving gift voucher, another tradition, should have arrived in your mailbox this past weekend (if you have a valid and registered ABC discount card). It’s valid in both our stores on any purchase made from November 27th until December 31st, 2014.

What else is going on?

  • Runic divination with Fiona Peel in Amsterdam.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam (fully booked).
  • There will also be a Thanksgiving Dinner in the ABC Treehut in The Hague this year for the first time (also fully booked). Our favorite American Netherlander Greg Shapiro will do his Greg thing (talk lots and be funny!) and sign copies of his book How To Be Orange. This year Greg celebrates 20 years of being in The Netherlands and 20 years of Pulp Fiction. He’ll be in the ABC Treehut in The Hague for Thanksgiving dinner from 18.00 – 20.00 hrs.
  • Meet and greet Sehrazad Ayse Uslu, the author of The Roots That Clutch from 12.00 – 14.00 hrs in The Hague.  The Roots That Clutch tells the haunting true story of how a young woman discovered, through her PhD research on T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, that her grandmother had had an affair with the other great American Modernist, William Carlos Williams. She also discovered that her father may be the biological child of Williams.

YOU can say THANKS yourself this year by donating your old books to Better World Books (more on that in a separate post here). You can just bring one book or a whole box with you when you visit us in Amsterdam or The Hague from November 27th until January 5th, 2015.

Snapshots Caught on Paper – the IDFA Doclab Atlas of Pentacostalism Project

Friday, November 21st, 2014

From 20 to 30 November, our Espresso Book Machine window display in Amsterdam will be growing steadily with one book per day.

Working together with IDFA Doclab, each morning we will print out the most up-to-date version of the Atlas of Pentacostalism – an expanding record of the fastest growing religion in the world. Because of the unique properties of the EBM, we can keep updating the atlas, every day.

If you order a copy through our site, you will receive the most recent version of the book (up to the 30th of November), but of course you can order at the store as well. Ask for it on the second floor in Amsterdam.

For more information, see www.doclab.org and www.atlasofpentecostalism.net.

Edited on 3 December to add the picture of the window, filled with books, at the end of the project.

Our Book Drive for BetterWorldBooks

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Have you finally received that hard-earned degree, and are you wondering what to do with your old textbooks? Are you ready to move on from your childhood reads? Or have your bookshelves – once again – reached critical mass, and you either have to find a way to change the space-time continuum to squeeze in that new Billy bookcase or say a tearful goodbye to some of those paperbacks?

We can’t think of a better organisation to give your old books to than BetterWorldBooks (BWB). To date, BetterWorldBooks has raised millions of dollars for literacy, saved millions of books from landfills, created jobs for hundreds of people, and provided wonderful books to millions of readers worldwide. The story is still being written, and you can help write it.

Over the past years, ABC has donated thousands of books to them, and now we invite you match us, book for book. You can bring just one or a whole box. The books can be English, Dutch, German, French or Spanish, but please be sure to also check the BWB Donation Guidelines.

The book drive starts on Thanksgiving Day and will last until January 5th, 2015.

November 27th is Thanksgiving Day!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

THANK YOU for being our customer again this year!

We’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27th) by giving an EXTRA 10% discount to EVERYONE who buys something at ABC on this day. If you normally already get 10% off with us, you’ll get 20% discount off all your purchases in our stores in Amsterdam and The Hague!
(Please note that the extra discount is only off items in the brick stores – so no extra discount on books ordered that day, special orders that have not yet arrived, anything you want mailed to your home, or ebooks.)

Our €7,- Thanksgiving gift voucher, another tradition, should arrive in your mailbox within the next few weeks (if you have a valid and registered ABC discount card). It’s valid in both our stores on any purchase made from November 27th thru December 31st, 2014.

What else is going on?

  • Runic divination with Fiona Peel in Amsterdam.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. Please reserve your spot.
  • There will also be a Thanksgiving Dinner in ABC Treehut in The Hague this year for the first time (reserve your spot here). Our favorite American Netherlander Greg Shapiro will do his Greg thing (talk lots and be funny!) and sign copies of his book How To Be Orange. This year Greg celebrates 20 years of being in The Netherlands and 20 years of Pulp Fiction! He’ll be in the ABC Treehut in The Hague for Thanksgiving dinner from 18.00 – 20.00 hrs.
  • Meet and greet Sehrazad Ayse Uslu, the author of The Roots That Clutch from 12.00 – 14.00 hrs in The Hague.  The Roots That Clutch tells the haunting true story of how a young woman discovered, through her PhD research on T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, that her grandmother had had an affair with the other great American Modernist, William Carlos Williams. She also discovered that her father may be the biological child of Williams.

YOU can say THANKS yourself this year by donating your old books to Better World Books (more on that in a separate post here). You can just bring one book or a whole box with you when you visit us in Amsterdam or The Hague from November 27th until January 5th, 2015.