Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Mexico Book CoOp News

Three Spaces Left!
The NM Book Co-op is working with the Holy Ghost School in Albuquerque to organize a Meet the Author Book Fair event on Sat. March 8 from 10-5pm in celebration of the opening of the their new school library. About 30 authors have signed up and there is space for a few more if you hurry. There will be live entertainment and ethnic food available. The event is free to the public. Authors and publishers can sell books and have book signings. In addition, opportunities exist for book talks and book readings. The cost is $20 for each table. To sign up and to get more information go to

The New Mexico Book Co-op and the New Mexico Book Association have teamed together to sponsor the Mother’s Day Book Fair at The Village in Eldorado, on the east side of Santa Fe on Saturday, May 10 from 10am to 3pm. The Mother’s Day Book Fair will feature authors and publishers from all across New Mexico. The book fair will be held indoors in The Village at Eldorado (there are two buildings of shops) on Caliente Road and Avenida Vista Grande across from the supermarket just off U.S. 285. Participants can provide their own tables and chairs or they can be provided by the fair sponsors. In addition to the Book Fair, there will be a Growers Market and music and entertainment outdoors. The Vista Grande Public Library will be involved in the promotion for the event. The fee to participate in this book fair is $10 if you provide you own table (6-foot max.) and chairs; it is $20 if you want the sponsors to provide the table (6-foot) and two chairs. There are also a few tables that are smaller and they are available at $15 for a 40-inch round table (with 1 chair) or $10 for a 1-foot x 2-foot table (with 1 chair); these smaller tables are perfect to display one or two books. If you provide your own 6-foot table or get one from the fair sponsors you may share with one other author/publisher. Space will be assigned for tables in advance based on when you submit your reservation. All monies generated from the fees will be used to promote the book fair. For more information email Application forms are available at

The Chama Book Fair will be Saturday, June 7th at Cookin' Books from 10 AM to 3 PM. The keynote author this year is John Nichols, author of Milagro Bean Field War among other books. His sidekick author will be Taylor Streit, fly fishing guide and author of several fishing books. The author's seminar will take place from Friday, June 6th to Sunday June 8th. It will continue to be available to all authors at a cost of $75. That cost includes: Registration and Welcome Gift, Welcome Reception Tea, a Friday evening event (tbd), a shared table(with one other author) at the Book Fair, 100% retention of all sales at the Book Fair, ticket to the Author's Seminar, which will be presented by John Nichols, and one ticket to the EHL Chuckwagon Suppershow. Guests are welcome to the Chuckwagon for an additional fee. There will be various lodging options available in Chama as well, with discounted author rates. Taylor Streit will also be offering at a cost a fly fishing class on the Rio Chama on Sunday morning, which is an optional event. Of course there are many other optional activities available as well, like the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, horseback riding etc. --all available in the area either pre or post the Seminar. For more information, anyone can contact Jill Lane at 505 220-4933 or via e-mail at jill.lane@jillevents.

Last year, Lavender in the Village brought thousands of people to the Village of Los Ranchos. It was a two day event and because it was such a great opportunity last year for book and authors, the New Mexico Book Co-op is opening the event up to authors from the village. This year’s Lavender festival is set for July 11- 13. LPD Press and the New Mexico Book Co-op, both located in Los Ranchos, are organizing a couple of booths that will cater to local authors who want to sell their books. There are also spaces for signings. Join in the fun and be a part of the largest activity in the Village. We want books that appeal to kids, adults, cookbooks, histories, novels, and of course lavender books! But keep the books family friendly. If you have any questions call 344-9382. The opportunity is first-come, first-served. Authors who live in the Village of Los Ranchos will have a chance to sign up first. Local authors will be the first to sign up but they must sign up before April 1, 2008. To sign up email

Paul Rhetts
LPD Press & Rio Grande Books
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107
FAX 505/345-5129

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