Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Mexico Book CoOp News

This is an all-call to anyone who wants to sell some books Labor Day weekend — and best of all it does not cost anything!!!!!!
The new Flying Star Cafe in Bernalillo will have its Grand Opening Labor Day weekend in Bernalillo August 30, 31 and September 1, 2008 and you can have your books there to sell. It costs nothing and you don’t have to be there all weekend. The New Mexico Book Co-op is having a Book Fair/Store to celebrate the New Mexico Wine Festival and the opening of Flying Star Cafe in Bernalillo. The new Flying Star Cafe is located directly across the street from the NM Wine Festival and they anticipate 30,000 people coming, many walking down from the Road Runner station which is a block behind the new Flying Star Cafe. Flying Star Café has given us a store front next to the café and we will feature loads of local books.
If you want to participate here is what you do:
1. bring 10 copies (only 10 and no more) on Friday August 29 between 9am and 11am, the space is locked so do not come before or after these times as there is no place to leave them except in the space when it is open.
2. all books must have a price on them — and we suggest that books be at a discount to help things sell. Take all books out of shrink wrap so people can browse through them.
3. bring an invoice with your name, phone, address and the title and sales price of your books and quantity. You will get 100% of the sales price minus a fee for any sales by credit card (about 4%)
4. if you have any blowups or posters of your book cover (minimum of 11x17) please bring them to help decorate the space.
5. pick up all your books on Monday Sept 1 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Books not picked up at these times may not get returned.
The space is located at 240 South Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo (Main St) across from the San Lorenzo Church and the NM Wine Festival grounds. It is also right next to the new Flying Star Café and the Obama headquarters. The space is right in front of the marquee sign for the Las Huertas Plaza. See the flier on this events at

CALLING ALL BOOKS FOR REVIEW goes live on Monday, September 1, 2008. Almost all of the books we have received will be reviewed with the next batch of reviews coming October 1. Thanks to our speedy group of reviewers, we need more books. If you have a book you’d like reviewed, please visit the website http://www.readingnewmexico for guidelines and address. For those of you participating in the Book Co-op store at Bernalillo Labor Day weekend, you can leave a copy of your book with the staff to be sent on to Reading New Mexico for review. Review copies will not be returned. They will be donated to a library or nursing home or other charitable organization.

The NM Book Co-op with leadership from Jill Lane is hosting a Book Sale Emporium at the Zia Art & Crafts Show at the State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, November 21- 23. This is an opportunity to have your book at a large holiday show and we hope it is seen and bought for holiday gift giving. If you are interested in having your title there for three days the fee is $15 for the 1st title and $5 for each additional title if you sign up and reserve space before September 15. The price goes up on September 15. You are not expected to be there except to deliver and pick up your books. We will have a sales staff. To sign up email us your Name/Email/Phone/Address/Title and author for each book. To pay for your space for this event go to

New Mexico Book Coop
925 Salamanca NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107

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