Archive for the ‘Gifts’ Category


Gift Ideas for Fashionistas

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.

We will present these titles in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month. We hope you will find some inspiration in them, but please remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest!

And our final Gift Ideas post is for all the fashionistas, hipsters and craftsmen and -women in our country, from our Fashion & Beauty and Crafts & Interior Design sections.

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit to 2013 and beyond), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Fashion & Beauty

Ebook available for How to be Parisian: Wherever You AreWomen in Clothes and The Daily Face.

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Gift Ideas for Tweens and Young Adults

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.

We will present these titles in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month. We hope you will find some inspiration in them, but please remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest!

Make your kids (or nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers, sisters) happy with these fabulous gift ideas from our Children’s Books and Young Adult Fiction sections! If you also have children 8 and younger clamoring for gifts, have a look at our Gift Ideas for the Littlest Ones.  :-)

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit to 2013 and beyond), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Children’s Books: 9 – 12 Years

Ebook available for The Worst Witch and Gangsta Granny.

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Gift Ideas for Film and TV Buffs

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.

We will present these titles in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month. We hope you will find some inspiration in them, but please remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest!

Today we hope you can find some gifts for those film, TV and theater critics in your group of friends, from our Film & TV, Plays and Animation sections.

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit to 2013 and beyond), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Film & TV

Ebook available for 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (older edition, though).

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Gift Ideas for Thinkers

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.

We will present these titles in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month. We hope you will find some inspiration in them, but please remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest!

Today’s gift ideas come from the Philosophy and Psychology / Self Help sections.  Perfect books for those of you who like to think about Life, the Big Questions, How to Be a Better Human Being, and all those other topics in-between.

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit to 2013 and beyond), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Philosophy

Ebook available for The Philosophy of Snoopy, The Art of War and Scribble, Scribble, Scribble.

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Gift Ideas for Avid Readers

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the ABC Staff has looked through their sections and hand-picked various choice literary jewels for your gift-giving pleasure.

We will present these titles in a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month. We hope you will find some inspiration in them, but please remember that these titles only represent a tiny fraction of the books on offer in our stores. Be sure to stop by to see what else there is in the area of your interest!

Today is the day that all you avid readers of fiction get your chance to look through our suggestions.  Not to suggest that non-fiction readers are any less avid, but generally speaking, Fiction, Romance, Poetry and Memoirs & Essays readers log those page numbers the most (together with the Geeks and the Sleuths, of course).  :-)   Happy reading! If you want more tips, meet our Fiction buyers: Renate, Reinoud, and Simone.

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit to 2013 and beyond), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

Fiction

Ebook available for Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Stone Mattress, The Bone Clocks, Us, and Barracuda.

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