Posts Tagged ‘Bookbits’

Bookbits for September 10th, 2013

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
  • R. I. P. Both Elmore Leonard and Seamus Heaney died in the past month.  Leonard is probably best known for Get Shorty, while Nobel Laureate Heaney almost single-handedly revived interest in Beowulf with his seminal translation – as well as writing a bit of poetry on his own…  I’m sure I’m missing a few more greats who passed away during my holiday, but these two stood out.

This Bookbits was written by Sophie and Ester. We love everything fun, quirky and literary, so be sure to contact us if you find anything we can share here.

Shortlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize announced

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist:

EBooks available for We Need New Names, The Luminaries, Harvest, The Lowland, A Tale for the Time Being and The Testament of Mary.

The longlist is available here.  The winner will be announced on October 15th, so get reading!  :-)

Longlist announced for the 2013 Man Booker Prize

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Still wondering what to read this summer?  The 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist was announced yesterday.  Here they are, accompanied by picture of the official announcement (thanks Sigrid!):

There are eBooks available for Five Star Billionaire, We Need New Names, Harvest, The Kills is available as 4 separate stories (Sutler, The Massive, The Kill and The Hit), TransAtlantic, A Tale for the Time Being, The Spinning Heart and The Testament of Mary.

Also note that some of these titles have not been published yet; undoubtedly these will be rushed to print.

The shortlist will be announced on September 10th, while the winner will be announced on October 15th.

Bookbits for July 16th, 2013

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
  • And finally, Grant Snider’s wonderful Story Coaster (via

EBooks are available for: A Cuckoo’s Calling, The First Law trilogy, Stoner, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Spilled Blood, Lake Country, The 500, Blind Faith, Faceless Killers and A Treacherous Paradise.

Many thanks to Simone, Sigrid, Steven and Tom for several of the above links.  Have literary news of your own you think should be in a Bookbits?  Mail!

eBooks @ ABC: Linking Clicks and Bricks

Monday, July 1st, 2013

We are very happy to announce that we now offer over 440.000 ebooks on our site!

We decided to sell ebooks because so many loyal customers asked us to give them the chance to buy their ebooks from us. But it hasn’t been easy to set it all up. In fact, we seem to be the only independent bookshop around doing this without a reading device selling partner.  A big round of applause, please, for ABC’s own IT team, for pulling all the pieces together to make this possible.  They’re fabulous! :-)

You can read our ebooks on all standard devices and tablets excepting the Kindle, in epub and .pdf formats. A free app like Bluefire will even enable reading on your iPhone or iPad.  Click here for an ABC ebooks FAQ.  (Please note that we don’t sell ereader devices.)

To celebrate the launch of the ebook selection on our site, we have a special deal for you!

Buy an ebook between July 1st and October 1st and get the paper version for 50% off!

This deal applies to books in stock in one of our stores and is valid for 30 days from the ebook purchase.

For example, enjoy the bestselling thriller Gone Girl on your ereader for € 5,49 (€4,95 if you have an ABC discount card of any kind), and buy the paperback edition as a gift for € 4,25 as part of this special deal. Similarly, Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies costs € 8,99 as an ebook, and the paper version now costs only € 9,99.

You have to show proof of purchase of the ebook when you buy the paper version.

ABC: Linking clicks and bricks!