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BookSpot is an online bookshop, formerly known as eci. Eci was founded in 1967 as a book club, which purpose was to encourage reading in the Netherlands. It was restarted by Novamedia in 2014. Eci’s mission is to encourage the reading of books, fuelled by the conviction that reading books makes people more empathic, creative and intelligent. As such, a population who reads, aids to make the world a better place. Since its relaunch, eci has moved away from the traditional subscription model. Its approximately 70 book-loving employees have transformed eci into an online bookshop, focussing on providing personalised book advice and inspiration, and where loyal customers are rewarded with a 20% discount. 

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The ECI Literature Prize for the best Dutch-language literary book of the past year has gone to De mensengenezer by Koen Peeters. This year the prize was awarded for the 31st time by a jury consisting of Dutch and Flemish critics in the Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. In addition to a cash prize of €50,000, the author was also presented with the statue symbolising the award. Koen Peeters was also presented with the ECI Readers’ Prize earlier in the evening.