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.
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Six Recently Arrived Boxes of Postcards:
And coming soon: Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers!
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! Jouke gave us a head-start with his Cozy Mysteries Corner, and now Jilles and Renate, our Fiction buyers at Amsterdam (when they’re not reading on the job), have taken up the gauntlet…
Get your classic Penguin summer bag and make all your book loving friends jealous! Have a great summer (because it *will* be summer this year, we can feel it in our bones)!
June will be ‘de maand van het spannende boek‘ (the month of the thrilling book) in the Netherlands. We in the fiction department are making ourselves ready for some literary blood and guts with both these three gorgeous hardcovers for everybody who wants to know about Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Watson, and these classic noirs that have been reissued in beautiful editions. If your relationship is boring you, get your tension and excitement here… Happy reading!
Shown in the bottom picture are: The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett, American Noir: 11 Classic Crime Novels of the 1930s, 40s & 50s – edited by Robert Polito, Blood on the Mink – Robert Silverberg, Double Indemnity – James M. Cain, The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler, and David Goodis, Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s – David Goodis.
Dizzy from all the books and magazines and games on display? Don’t remember whether your recipient wanted part 3 or part 8 of the Cynster family saga? Never fear, ABC The Hague’s Simone has some stationery gift ideas for you! Because something to write in/on/with can be just as rewarding as something to read.
Holiday Gift Labels – for all those presents!
Mini Journals and Mini Notebooks. These fit in every purse or clutch. Or man-bag.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, here a few of the non-book items we sell (and yes, you get a discount on these as well!):
With a thickness of only 4mm (1/8 inch”) it will be the thinnest pen you’ve ever seen and great for use in your notebook or diary/agenda. With the possibility to attach the pen with a sticky strip, you will never be without a pen anymore.
It’s a neat little plastic ring you put around your thumb to keep the book open on the pages you’re reading without much hassle. At our display you can check what size of four available is best for you. Don’t see your favorite color in your size? Ask us to see what we can do for you.
Real 3D cards/bookmarks you can use as a ruler (cm and inches) as well. Check out our rotating display to see how cute an elephant can scratch his behind or how giraffes enjoy their leaves. And if you don’t see the one you want, just ask us to check if we can order your favorite.
Who doesn’t know the little angry birds desperately seeking their eggs the green pigs have stolen? Well, we do and we thought it would be nice to be able to play with them in real life. Hence these cute soft versions for you to buy and cuddle with. And when you hug them strong enough they will even make some noises.
If you want to see your favorite singer, actor, or fictional/movie character you’ve come to the right place. These bobble head dolls are waiting for their fans!