….aaaaand I’m back from vacation! The amount of You Reviews I still have to post is STUPENDOUS, so please be patient with me as I work through them from oldest to newest. (This will really take me a few weeks, sorry!). But first I want to update you on the store happenings while I’ve been away. - Blogmistress Sophie
First and foremost, we had an impromptu author visit! I do love these an awful lot. The one and only Mr. Tony Lee Moral visited ABC Amsterdam, and he was kind enough to sign his books Alfred Hitchcock’s Moviemaking Master Class and The Making of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (ebook available here). Jilles featured him in his piece on Hitchcock books last year. Also, the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam is running a special series: The Hitchcock Touch. It’ll run until October 12th, so there’s still time to watch the movies and see what Tony Lee is so excited about.
Luke also remembered that ABC is actually home to several published authors. In fact, we have an impromptu author visit every time Lynn, Jilles or Steven enters the building! Here’s Lynn with a freshly signed copy of her co-authored book, Passing on the Comfort.
We try to post pictures of our events on our Facebook page. Here are some images of Byron Katie’s book signing session in July, and we also have some of the fab Hair Story talk and signing (though not collected in one album). Of course, actually being there beats pictures every time, so sign up for our monthly Events Mailing to stay informed!
In the category “Book News That Makes Us Squeal With Delight”: Annie M. G. Schmidt’s beloved children’s book classic Minoes has been translated anew, by none other than award-winning David Colmer. The new English title is The Cat Who Came In Off The Roof, and the cover is beautifully retro. We love it!
For you GoT fanatics: Minoes inspired a lovely film which was Carice ‘Melisandre‘ van Houten’s break-out role in The Netherlands. And, as the old saying goes, once you are famous in The Netherlands you will be cast in Game of Thrones.
Our Jilles found this vintage ABC ad in the Weekend of Terror booklet from 1987 (that weekend was the ancestor of today’s Imagine Filmfestival). ”The shelves of hell!” It even has the old ABC The Hague address. :-D
Fellow social-medialite Karin was supposed to be on vacation, but she kept sending pictures of signed copies of Otherbound that she found in the US, and also this Espresso Book Machine, which can be found in downtown Las Vegas. This one is funded by grants. Most of the books made on it are self-published, which pretty much corresponds with our machines.
And finally, two First Floor customers at ABC Amsterdam this week, photographed by Luke. Because sometimes you just need to be a chicken. Or a unicorn.