eci logoeci was founded in 1967 to stimulate reading in the Netherlands, and was restarted in 2014 with the help of Novamedia. eci works according to the conviction that reading books enriches, connects and helps to make the world a more beautiful place. Since its restart, eci has been transformed into the leading online bookshop where you can buy a book in an easy way. eci employs over 68 true book-lovers who help readers to find their next favourite book. Moreover, loyal customers are rewarded with a 20% discount.

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The eci Literature Prize for the best literary work in the Dutch language published in the past year has gone to Rivieren by Martin Michael Driessen. As well as a prize of €50,000, Driessen was also presented with the award statue and the Readers’ Award of €10,000.