Friday, December 11, 2009

HOLIDAYS AT CINCO PUNTOS

Happy Holidays!
THE STORE IS OPEN




The Cinco Puntos Press store is full of wonderful books--and some very unique gifts--to give for Hanukkah and Christmas or simply for some special un-birthday party (we are great believers in the wisdom of Alice's White Rabbit). We are located in downtown El Paso on 701 Texas Avenue and are open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5 through the holidays. If you live in El Paso or Juárez or Las Cruces or are driving through, drop by and visit with us and look through our bookshelves the old-fashioned way. We'll keep the coffee fresh and buy some biscochos from Gussie's.

BEN SÁENZ CHRISTMAS READING ON KTEP RADIO


Gather the family around the radio on Saturday, December 19 at 1:30 pm, tune in to KTEP, 88.5 FM, and you’ll be able to listen to Benjamin Sáenz reading The Dog Who Loved Tortillas. To see the book itself, or any of our other great books, come on downtown. We hope that KTEP will keep the link live so you can enjoy Ben's reading anytime. By the way, because Ben is a paseño and will be spending most of the season at home, if you want one of his many Cinco Puntos Press books personalized for a special friend, there's a great chance you can get that done. His new novel LAST NIGHT I SANG TO THE MONSTER has received all sorts of national accolades and continues to be considered for some of the year's top prizes.

CALACAS BY CESAR IVAN AND HAND-MADE NATURAL OIL SOAPS BY CACTUS MARY (aka MARY FOUNTAINE)



Cesar Ivan (artist and downtown pioneer) just brought us a batch of his hand-carved, wooden calaca marionets to sell. These dancing skeletons are a delight. Cesar said folks have been asking for them and finally he got some spare time to make a bunch of them. They won't last. You better hurry.

And of course and as always, our office is perfumed by the lovely smells coming from the Cactus Mary Soap display. Her soaps and lotions are all-natural and feature the scents of the desert we call home. Cactus Mary also doubles as Mary Fountaine, the Manager of our Order Fulfillment Department. Thus, you can get personal attention when you're making decisions about buying soap. How could life get better, huh?





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