Thursday, June 11, 2009

Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Last month, to help Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe move to its new and roomier location, a group of local authors and customers formed a book brigade that was meant "as a symbolic celebration of the store's move and the importance of books in a town that boasts the most writers per capita of any city in the U.S.," wrote writer James McGrath Morris, who organized the event. The store is owned by Dorothy Massey and her daughter Mary Wolf. Cinco Puntos wishes Dorothy and Mary and Collected Books all our best wishes. In their old store, Dorothy--who obviously knows her customers--had a whole section devoted to the many books of storyteller and Santa Fe resident Joe Hayes. We're sure she'll be selling Joe's books at the new store.

By the way, the lady first in line in the book brigade is our old friend Pat Nelson who used to be manager at the late great Living Batch Bookstore in Albuquerque. Pat is now a sales rep for Oxford University Press.

By the way, CPP cloned this photo and most of the article from the publishing industry newsletter and website SHELF AWARENESS which provides "daily enlightenment for the book trade." And indeed they do just that. Mil gracias.

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