Archive for the ‘Maarten’ Category


Our Favorite Reads: Renate, Lynn, Maarten

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

It’s time for this blog’s favorite posts of the year: the ABC Staff’s Favorite Reads of 2014! We hope these books, magazines, games, and more will help you start your new literary year with a bang.

We want to know about YOUR favorite reads, too.  They don’t have to be books published in 2014, just read in 2014.  Please mail your Top 5 reads, and your reasons for enjoying them so much, to social@abc.nl by Christmas Day.  Your favorites will kick off the new year for this blog, as they have done for the past 7 years, and you will receive a € 7,50 ABC Gift Certificate as a thank you!

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Gift Ideas for Business People

Wednesday, November 12th, 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 gifts should please the (wannabe) CEOs and Legal Eagles near you, as they come from our Business/Economics and Law 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.

Business / Economics

Ebook available for The Virgin Way, Zero to One, Economics: A User’s Guide, Creating a Learning Society, Creativity, Inc., Capital in the Twenty-First Century, #GIRLBOSS, Talk Like TED, Sons of Wichita.

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Gift Ideas for Sleuths

Saturday, November 8th, 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!

“Just one more thing…”  For those of you who are always wondering whodunnit, howdunnit, and whendunnit, here are some gift ideas from our Crime/Mysteries & Thrillers, True CrimeEspionage, Historical Fiction and Horror sections. If you want more tips, meet our Crime/Mysteries & Thrillers buyers: Pleun, PeterL and Jouke!

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.

Crime / Mysteries & Thrillers

Ebook available of Gray Mountain, The Mistletoe Bride and other Haunting Tales, Gone Girl, By Its Cover and The Monogram Murders.

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Gift Ideas for Fringers

Monday, November 3rd, 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 have some tips for all you conspiracy theorists, urban wizards, and recreational drug researchers from our Magic & Occult, Mind Expansion and Controversial Knowledge sections (all of which are curated by Our Maarten-of-the-No-Lists, by some freakish coincidence).

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.

Magic/Occult

Ebook available of The Book of Lies.

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Gift Ideas for the Socially Aware

Sunday, October 26th, 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 have some gift ideas for those active and engaged members of society that you know, from our Social Science, Political Science, and Gay 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.

Social Science

Ebook available for This Changes Everything and Exodus.

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