American bookshop in Amsterdam bears a proud name of American Book Center, for short - ABC. Its owner and founder Lynn Kaplanian Buller and her husband turned it into a real center of Anglo-Saxon cultural activity in Amsterdam. Not only they have on the three floors of their shop best possible selection of books and magazines in English, but the ABC organizes meetings with authors, signing of their books, conferences on various subjects, workshops for writers, all kind of courses(as yoga) and even performances of the upcoming artists in the Open Mike series. It all happens in their space, which is also an art gallery, exhibiting mainly photography. They have a secnod shop in the Hague and an additional cultural space with it called Treehut.
The Anglo-American Bookshop has been in Rome, in one form or another, since the 1950s, and now occupies two sites on Via della Vite, just off the Corso between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps.
The Lion Bookshop was located on Via dei Greci, close to Piazza del Popolo. It was just a few streets up from the Anglo-American Bookshop, making it easy to visit both in one book-buying session.
All of the English language bookshops in Rome have their fans: there are people who swear by the Anglo-American bookshop or the Lion bookshop, but the best loved of all must be the Almost Corner bookshop in Trastevere.