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This Just In: Young Adult Fiction

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Four Recently-Arrived Titles from the Young Adult Fiction section:

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

Ebook available for Half Bad.

ABC The Hague’s Young Adult Fiction buyer Lília has some notes, too:

  • Apparently the movie rights to Half Bad have already been sold!
  • The first part of the The Menagerie series is simply called The Menagerie and has just come out in paperback.
  • Ruins is the concluding part of the Partials trilogy.  Parts 1 and 2 are Partials and Fragments, respectively.

ABC’s Favorite Reads 2013, part 4: Simone, Lilia, Nyjolene

Monday, December 16th, 2013

It’s my favorite part of the blogging year: our favorite reads! The ABC staff has looked through all the books and magazines they’ve read over the past year, or games they played, or stationery they used, and picked out their top 5 (or 4, or 8). Every single item in these posts comes highly recommended, and we hope to add some ideas to your 2014 reading list.

Of course, we always love reading tips ourselves, too, and so we hope you will send in YOUR favorite reads of 2013 to us. They don’t have to be books published in 2013, just read in 2013. Please mail your Top 5 (and why these books were so good) to by December 31st, and don’t forget to include your home address so we can send you an ABC gift certificate in the new year as a thank you. As has become a tradition, your Top 5s will be published in January.

This fourth Favorite Reads post comes courtesy of



This Just In: Children’s Books + Young Adult Fiction

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

A Whole Lot of Recently-Arrived Titles from the Children’s Books and Young Adult Fiction Sections (grouped by age):

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

Young Children (story books):

You can find more Dutch children’s books translated into English here.

9 to 12 Years:

Ebooks available for Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Fatal Phantom and Other Worlds.

Young Adults:

Ebooks available for Monsters, Revealed, The Eye of Minds, Perfect Ruin, The Royal Ranger, Just One Year, War of the Werelords and Allies & Assassins.

E-books (not available in print editions):

Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

These November releases are based on books:

Het Diner, based on the Dutch novel with the same title written by Herman Koch, has been translated into English as The Dinner.  Cate Blanchett is set to make her directorial debut with the English-language version of this movie!

Carrie, previously filmed in 1976, is based on Stephen King’s book.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet is based on the book The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen.  He visited both our stores at the beginning of last year and was a wonderful speaker!

Diana is based on the book Diana: Her Last Love, written by Kate Snell.

The classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (theatrical re-release) is of course based on Truman Capote’s famous novel.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is based on Suzanne Collins’s second novel in excellent The Hunger Games trilogy.

Captain Phillips is based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, written by Richard Phillips.

The Fifth Estate is based partially on the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange and the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.

Oldboy is remake of a Korean cult movie based on Garon Tsuchiya’s manga Old Boy.

Homefront is based on Chuck Logan’s book with the same title.

ABC’s Gift Ideas: Childcare, Children’s Books, Consciousness, Controversial Knowledge

Friday, November 1st, 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 Childcare, Children’s Books, Consciousness and Controversial Knowledge as picked out by section buyers Sigrid, Shirley, Lília, Jilles, Nyjolene, Agnes and Maarten. 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.