Notes: Bookstore Congestion; New NBN Publishers
More on Vassar College's plan to open a bookstore off campus in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The new store, managed by Barnes & Noble, will be near the 60-year-old Three Arts bookstore whose owner Walter Effron told the Poughkeepsie Journal, "My feeling was that if the college bookstore, as it is, were there [in the Juliet Building space next door] it wouldn't necessarily be a death sentence as far as we're concerned. But if it's a more aggressive type of operation . . . than it has been up to now, then that would be probably a different matter."
Like the college store that will open in 2009, Three Arts is in a Vassar-owned building. Effron added that the neighborhood "has been livelier in the past and a new venture 'probably would bring help to the area.'"
The book gift lists keep coming:
The San Diego Union-Tribune featured cookbooks by authors who "hope you'll eat their words" and a "cluster of wine books . . . ripe for reading."
According to Bloomberg.com, "Michelangelo frescoes, Klimt nudes grace year's best art books."
The New York Times opted for a subtle, even uncertain approach with a "list of [economics] books you might want to look at. It doubtless leaves off some very good books."
"Children can learn compassion through books," suggested the Indianapolis Star.
On CBS's Early Show, co-anchors Harry Smith, Russ Mitchell and Julie Chen showed viewers their favorite coffee table books.
Effective immediately, National Book Network is distributing the following publishers:
Oldcastle Publications, Escondido, Calif., which publishes children's picture books and has one self-help title.
Woodland Press, which publishes books on grief, especially children's issues, family and relationships.
Open Texture, Albuquerque, N.M., which publishes audio CDs on language, philosophy and history.
Jenny Goodman Abrami has joined Sasquatch Books as sales director. She was formerly senior manager of national trade sales at Chronicle Books, where she managed the field sales force and sales to Barnes & Noble. She has more than 10 years of experience in sales and sales management in book publishing and will work from her Alameda, Calif., home office.