It’s our 42nd birthday today!

That’s right, today we turn 42!

And if you’ve read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (…and really, who hasn’t?), you will immediately know that means we will be the answer to the Ultimate Question.  For a whole year!

  • Date: June 7th, 2014
  • Time: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs
  • Place: ABC Amsterdam and ABC The Hague

Now, if you subscribe to our News Mailing, you should have gotten a special €5 Birthday Gift Voucher in your inbox a few days ago. Don’t forget to print the voucher and hand it in. If you can’t come to our little party today, you can still use the voucher in our store in Amsterdam or The Hague on June 8th or 9th.

What to expect:

Also, we’ve invited students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Department of Architectural Design, back to build a Book Statue on the Spui Square in Amsterdam today. They made a few small ones for our 40th birthday in 2012, when the weather was absolutely dreadful, so hopefully this year the right conditions will prevail for a stunning, eminently instagrammable and retweetable art installation. If it’s raining again, the event will be rescheduled.

ABC will be donating the books, but we invite you to bring along your own extra books to be added to this unique work of art.  When the sculpture is complete, you can take books from the sculpture home with you for free!