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Special Opening Hours in April

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Just a reminder about our special opening hours for the coming days:

Amsterdam

Easter Sunday, April 20th: 12:00 – 18:00 hrs
Easter Monday, April 21st: 12:00 – 18:00 hrs

Koningsdag, Saturday, April 26th: closed

The Hague

Easter Sunday, April 20th: closed
Easter Monday, April 21st: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs

Koningsdag, Saturday, April 26th: 12:00 – 16:00 hrs

Please check our website before those weekends for the most up-to-date information.

Special Opening Hours in April

Friday, April 18th, 2014

April, the month of Easter and Koningsdag (still feels a bit strange to say that instead of Koninginnedag, don’t you agree?), and the month of special opening hours!  Here are our hours for the coming days:

Amsterdam

Good Friday, April 18th: 10:00 – 20:00 hrs
Easter Sunday, April 20th: 12:00 – 18:00 hrs
Easter Monday, April 21st: 12:00 – 18:00 hrs

Koningsdag, Saturday, April 26th: closed

The Hague

Good Friday, April 18th: 10:00 – 19:00 hrs
Easter Sunday, April 20th: closed
Easter Monday, April 21st: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs

Koningsdag, Saturday, April 26th: 12:00 – 16:00 hrs

Please check our website before those weekends for the most up-to-date information.

Change in pricing for self-published books

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The pricing for self-publishing a book on our Espresso Book Machines has changed a bit. We have tied the price more directly to the number of pages your book consists of, plus the cover. In other words, the slimmer your book, the slimmer the price!

Effective immediately, this is the new price scheme (all you literature, arts and language majors, look away now or risk eye-glazing ;-) ):

  • 40 – 179 pages: €3,50 (cover) + €0,05 per page
  • 180 – 200 pages: €12,50
  • 200+ pages: €12,50 + €0,05 per page over 200

For example, if your book has 120 pages, it now costs €3,50 + €0,05×120 = €9,50 per copy (minus 10% if you have a discount card). Compared to the standard €12,50 fee we had before for all books up to 200 pages, that’s a whopping €3 saved on every copy!

The €12,50 handling fee for your initial copy remains the same. Click here for more pricing info.

Shelf Awareness for ABC

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Our friends at Shelf Awareness have published a daily email newsletter for the US book trade for half a dozen years and recently branched out into mailings for readers.

Shelf Awareness for Readers includes reviews of their selection of the best books launched during the week, insider information about the business, lots of fun facts about books and authors, author interviews and more. ABC is partnering with them to make this publication available to you. We think you’ll love it!

You can view the latest issue of Shelf Awareness for ABC here. If you like a particular book, simply click on the ‘buy this book’ button to go directly to our website for more information or to add the title to your cart.

To welcome you to the newsletter, ABC and Shelf Awareness are giving away galleys from top authors until May 1st, 2014. Up to 10 people will win a bundle of assorted galleys, so sign up NOW and WIN!

ABC named Best Bookshop in the World!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

In case you missed it earlier in the week

International lifestyle magazine Monocle has named ABC the Best Bookshop in the World in their inaugural Top 25 Retail Awards!

Monocle’s list features stores and people from all across the globe in such categories as Best Local Bistro Chain, Top Art-Meets-Retail Concept, and Best Food Hall.  And right there, on nr. 12, under the heading Best Bookshop, it’s us!  (If you prefer moving pictures, check out the slideshow film here.)

As you can imagine, we’re thrilled to pieces to be named nr. 1, and in such a prestigious magazine, too.  We were already very honored to feature as one of the Page Turners in their Small Business supplement at the end of last year, and this is an unexpected and huge bonus.  :-)  Monocle’s April issue (#72) is now in stock in both ABCs.