Six Recently-Arrived Titles from the Sports Section:
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There’s something in Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? by Paul Simpson and Uli Hesse to delight any reader: whether you’re a long-term footie fan, a North American who has just woken up to the wonders of football played with the feet, or you just enjoy learning a weird factoid or two to astound your mates. To give a small taste of the treats in store for readers of this highly entertaining volume, here’s a short quiz:
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, this book will also tell you:
Still not convinced? Just imagine you’re racing towards the goal and you take a shot, giving the ball such an almighty wallop that it explodes and then crosses the line with its bladder hanging out: is it still a goal?
With over 100 similar gems packed into around 275 pages, these pocket-sized snippets of soccer trivia are the perfect reading matter for a grown man in the little boys’ room with time on his hands.
“Are you alright in there, dear?”
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Ebook available of Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?.
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!
ABC’s booksellers don’t just sell books: as well as being voracious readers, almost all ABC staff members are personally responsible for buying the books for one or more sections in the stores. That means you’ll always find someone who can put exactly the right book in your hands when you need it. We asked our buyers for their tips for the best gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and they came up with some great ones: new books, classic books, magazines, games, merchandise, and stationery.
For me, the Summer Olympics have something magical about them. Probably because, at the impressionable age of 11ish, I stumbled upon 16 Days of Glory, a documentary about the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. It follows various Olympic hopefuls during their competitions, who and what inspired them to become athletes, and shows if they won a medal, competed to the best of their ability, or ended the day in heartbreak. I was mesmerized – I must have watched the whole documentary 10 times – and the Olympics have remained special to me ever since.
You can possibly imagine the excitement building in my house with the 2012 London Olympics mere weeks away. Granted, it hasn’t reached BBC levels, but, unfortunately for my family, I’m getting there.. My colleagues have come up with some great Olympian tips for you to read, and I hope they will entice you to watch the incredible sporting feats on offer a month away. Swifter, higher, stronger!
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