Archive for the ‘Art’ Category


This Just In: Art

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Seven Recently-Arrived Titles from the Art Section:

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

Ebook available for Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama.

ABC’s Gift Ideas: Sports, Street Art, Tattoo

Monday, November 25th, 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 Sports, Street Art and Tattoo as picked out by section buyers Martijn and Paul. 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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ABC’s Gift Ideas: Ancient History/Mythology, Animals, Art

Monday, October 28th, 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 Ancient History/Mythology, Animals, and Art, as picked out by section buyers Jouke, Sigrid, Ester, Jesse, and Martijn. 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, and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

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ABC’s Gift Ideas: For Companies

Friday, October 25th, 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. :-)

In this year’s  first post we will be highlighting books that we think might make great gifts for companies.  We have these titles available in large quantities, and some of them are even signed by the author from when they visited our store this year.

Our large quantity discount will apply, of course:

  • 10 – 19 copies (of 1 title) = 15% discount
  • 30 – 59 copies = 20% discount
  • more than 59 copies = 25% discount

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, and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Gift Ideas for Companies

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Store Bits: New Scott Lynch, Abercrombie, Sanderson, a Bukowski tribute and live broom painting

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Gentlemen Bastards fans!  Our Tiemen, ABC Amsterdam’s SF/Fantasy buyer, has arranged a lovely sneak peek for you, in collaboration with the fine folks at Random House USA.  *drum roll* We are happy to present you with the first chapter of the long-awaited third volume of Scott Lynch’s fantastic series, The Republic of Thieves, due out next month.    Click on the link below, and then on the little document picture (your blogmistress doesn’t know how to get it to you any more smoothly than that, sorry!  :-) )  Happy advance reading…

Chapter 1 of The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

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ABC The Hague’s SF/Fantasy buyer JeroenW is no slouch, either.  He reports news of new novels by Joe Abercrombie, writer of the very popular First Law Trilogy.  That’s not all, though – he’s found an online graphic novel of the First Law Trilogy, too.  New pages are uploaded every Mon-Wed-Fri.  (Image credit: First Law trilogy comic panel: artist Andie Tong, colorist Peter Pantazis, panel taken from firstlawcomic.com.)

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JeroenW also found an excerpt of Brandon Sanderson’s latest, Steelheart, in case, for some strange reason, you haven’t rushed out to buy it yet and want to test the waters, as it were.  Aren’t our SF/Fantasy buyers fabulous?  :-)

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Paul sent in a video of Calligraffiti artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman creating an original broom painting on the Amsterdam Spui in August.  Video courtesy of Zuis Film.

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Be sure to drop by ABC Amsterdam soon to see the beautiful Charles Bukowski Tribute Window.  Our window team has put together something gorgeous once again!