is a time of remembrance and celebration in the Netherlands.
Remembrance Day on May 4 commemorates the country’s war victims, while
Liberation Day on May 5 celebrates freedom after five years of Nazi
book world, too, takes note, and throughout the month we’ll be
highlighting the best it has to offer on war, remembrance, survival and
freedom. Ellen Keith will be in our Amsterdam store on May 8 to discuss her World War II novel, The Dutch Orphan.
Check out our blog for new book reviews by Molly Quell from Dutchnews.nl, beginning with her thoughts on Pieter van Os’ personal history of WWII, Hiding in Plain Sight.
And our regular reviewers—Natalia, Emma, Lilia, Romy and Sophie—are
back with tales of love, Greek goddesses, croissants and weird plants.
And speaking of reminiscing, our 51st
birthday celebration last month had loyal customers and former staff
members recounting amazing stories of ABC through the ages. We've
captured a few to savor, including remembrances from our archives, and
published them in a booklet as a little treat for our 51st birthday.
We'll be giving these away for free, while supplies last, with a
purchase to all interested customers with a valid Booklover card until
the end of May. Or you can buy them here for € 5.00.
In the spirit and freedom, we independent booksellers wish you happy reading wherever your choices take you!