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ABC’s Gift Ideas: Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Published Books, Spanish Fiction

Friday, November 22nd, 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 Science, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Self-Published Books (on ABC’s Espresso Book Machine) and Spanish Fiction, as picked out by section buyers Tom, Tiemen, JeroenW, Joe and Steven. 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.


Spotlight on… ¡Libros en Español!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Since both ABC stores are so full of nooks and crannies, and each and every one of us on the floor buys books for at least one section, we are planning to show you some of what we consider our treasures here more often. We know how easy it can become to head straight to your favorite section, and we want to show you there is so much more to be found!

This time, it’s a section only to be found at ABC The Hague: books in Spanish. Tom is the buyer for this section, and he does a grand job of finding a good mix of Spanish fiction, selected non-fiction, and children’s books. If you have any tips though, don’t hesitate to pass them on to us!

Some books to be found here are 200 Recetas Para Niños by Emma Jane Frost, Cuentos Folklóricos Latinoamericanos by John Bierhorst, La Mano de Fátima by Ildefonso Falcones, El Tiempo Entre Costuras by María Dueñas, and Doña Flor y Sus Dos Maridos by Jorge Amado.

Don’t forget: we can send books to the Amsterdam store if picking them up there is easier for you!