The American Book Center, Amsterdam

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At The American Book Center, find an enormous range of English language books and magazines (mostly from the US) spread across three floors. The store makes an ideal place to stock up on vacation reading material should you run out, or simply to browse. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will point you in the direction of any particular books you're looking for, and provide recommendations if you can't decide. Work out when and for how long to visit The American Book Center and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .
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  • From the outside you wouldn't say, but they have a BIG selection of English books for good prices. The staff is friendly and helpfull. I would certainly go back!  more »
  • Here, one finds everything in English-language literature. Huge selection and very friendly and competent staff
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  • There are several bookstores on the Spui in Amsterdam and on Fridays there is also book market on the square. As the name suggests, the range especially English speaking. We were looking for certain comic books and also there they were pretty sorted. Staff was helpful and they could order things if necessary. We got a return.
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  • English bookshop very interesting. It reminds me an old fashion bookstore. Personnel very competent. You can buy a discount card one year valid that gives you 10% discount on every purchase.
  • 3 Floors of English-language books. Has a comics section, art book section, sci-fi and horror novels on the 2nd (best floor). Fiction and literature on are on the 3d. Best bookstore in Amsterdam.
  • An unbelievably rich selection of books for all walks of life. An incredible magazine collection @ ground floor, upper storeys filled to the brims with thematic literature and helpful staff all account for a great experience in Amsterdam's centre.
  • They have a lot of books and I'm a manga/anime fan and it's super fun to by there
  • Lots of books. English only which I love. The interior is really structured and the service is great!

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