Posts Tagged ‘audio books’

Gift Ideas for People Who Don’t Like Books

Tuesday, November 4th, 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!

Everyone knows one: that person who doesn’t read books.  Who thinks books are old-fashioned and just bits of dead tree (or useless bits and bytes, for that matter).  Who claims that reading is not something they do.  Well, we have gifts for them too!  All you have to do is check our Magazines, Audio Books, Calendars, Games and Stationery sections (we also have Cards, and Merchandise like Pop! Vinyl figures), or the areas near our cash registers that are always filled with little bits and bobs you didn’t know you absolutely needed to have.

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.



This Just In: Audio

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Five New(ish) Audio Books*:

*Section only at ABC The Hague – there’s twice-weekly internal shipping though, if you want to collect something in Amsterdam!  Please note that a red abridged sign will be visible on any editions that are.  And finally, I would have included Steve Jobs, except it never even made it from the box to the shelf before it was sold!


Bookbits for February 18th, 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011

This Just In: Audio Books

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Six Brand-New (and Newly Arrived) Titles from the Audio Books Section*:

*I can only speak for ABC Den Haag here; I don’t believe ABC Amsterdam has a separate audiobooks section.  We’ll gladly send an audiobook Amsterdam’s way, though, if that’s the ABC you live closest to!


Bookbits – Awards Special – for June 10th, 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Whew!  There were so many events to post about that I haven’t had time to make time for the Bookbits lately.  And of course the literary world is inconsiderate as ever, carrying on making news regardless of my temporal distress.  So I figured I’d catch up with all the awards from the past – eek! – month and a half.

  • Finally!  Forty years later, but a winner nonetheless…  Troubles by J. G. Farrell won the Lost Man Booker Prize, to represent the books from 1970 that were no longer eligible when the prize moved from April to November.