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Customer Favorites 2016

YOUR Favorite Reads of 2016

Et voilà, YOUR Favorite Reads of 2016!  What a fabulous, eclectic mix of books you’ve all sent in!  My to-read list has grown by a meter.  Again.  It always does when this blog post is due up.   Thank you all …


Bookbits for June 4th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Ali Smith, who won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction last night for her novel How To Be Both.  The other nominees can be found here.  The Lambda Literary Awards (for the best LGBTQ books and stories) were …

Literary Wedding Arch (picture credit

Bookbits for March 26th, 2015

You know, that DCC is all well and good, but it’s really gotten in the way of my Book- and Store Bits!  Glad to finally have (well, take) a moment this month to sit down and spread some literary news. …

Calvin's Head - David Swatling

You Review: Calvin’s Head – David Swatling

Reviewed by Şirin Tugbay David Swatling’s first novel Calvin’s Head sounded interesting enough in the blurbs I quickly skimmed before adding it to my list of potential books to review for this round: the book revolves around the main character, Dekker, …

David Swatling at ABC Amsterdam book signing session

Store Bits: DWDD and Event pics

For those of you who watch De Wereld Draait Door: tonight ABC The Hague colleague Nyjolene will be shining on stage there!  Catch her performance as (new) singer of legendary Haarlem band Gotcha! between 7 and 8 PM.  Go Nyj! *** Local …