Store Bits: Nostalgia, Trees, Spots and Tours, Spotlights and Masters

Nostalgia alert!  Look at what the last Trade-In Day at ABC The Hague brought in the way of Old Skool pockets – and Old Skool bookmarks!  “American Discount Book Centers”… Brings a tear to the eye, that, doesn’t it?  🙂

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Jitse spotted a tree on our Treehouse in Amsterdam.

Treehouse Tree

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Thanks to Edo van der Veer, who spotted us on Dutch Places!  Also, many thanks to Raymond Snijders, who toured ABC The Hague a few weeks ago!  You might remember him from his ABC Amsterdam tour a little while back, as well.

ABC The Hague, picture credit Raymond Snijders
ABC The Hague, picture credit Raymond Snijders

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Jilles wants to spotlight a particular title for you (long before the NRC did last week; your blogmistress is just slow in posting things sometimes ;-)): “In Eye of the Beholder, Laura J. Snyder transports us to the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, and to their studios and laboratories, where they mixed paints and prepared canvases, ground and polished lenses, examined and dissected insects and other animals, and invented the modern notion of seeing. With charm and narrative flair Snyder brings Vermeer and Van Leeuwenhoek―and the men and women around them―vividly to life. The story of these two geniuses and the transformation they engendered shows us why we see the world―and our place within it―as we do today.”

Eye of the Beholder - Laura J. Snyder

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And finally, a very late posting to this blog, but better late than never: congratulations to Yaniv Turgeman, who designed the beautiful Amsterdam store, on his double Masters from MIT!

Yaniv Turgeman