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    book PRESSbook PRESSbook PRESSbook PRESSbook PRESSFebruary- 15March - 152008

    Re-readingMany people havementioned thevirtues of re-reading. We cansee how much wehave changedwhen we return tothe mirrors thatreflected us in thepast P7

    Harry Potter inNew York CityBarco de Papelbookstorepromotesspecial programfor the Spanishrelease of thenew book



    In this edition Book Press is proud to present a photo-essay of an underground journey in the NewYork Subway system in Manhattan by the recognized Colombian photographer Nereo Lopez Meza.The project started months ago, when the photographer created an inventory of the murals in thedifferent platforms of the subway. Murals, are very poppular, very easy to photograph, but themurals came alive when my eyes connected the regular newyorker, who goes to work everyday,who passes by the walls full of colors and faces. Here we have an unique form of art. What my eyesaw is in the picture is a combination of different civilizations, cultures, and art said Nero. At his 87years Nereo is walking the streets of New York looking for different angles, in search of the rightmoment to capture an unique piece of this big city. Page 5

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    Multilingual Book Fair call for entriesNew York - A call for entries to

    participate at III Annual Book Fair isopen in New York City. 2008 markthe third year of a multi-languagebook fair in Astoria, New York,organized by New York Book FairExpo, Inc, a cultural and academicmeeting place, a venue where booksand reading occupy a place ofhonor.

    Among the most importantevents is the Guest of HonorProgram, which brings the honorees

    Authors, Exhibitors and Vendors Welcome! www.

    City the door of a new era of culturaland academic debate over books withinthe multi ethnic community. The NYBOOK EXPO is supported by theQueens Library of Queens, St JamesCommunity Center, and the St.Demetrios Greek American Schoolcreating a space for authors living inthe Tri state area of New York, whereliterature, poetry and art converge for2 consecutive days.

    I Love to Read BookFair in Brooklyn

    Special guest Dominic Carter authorof No Mommas Boy

    Growing up, when Dominics mother wasnt around,she was probably in a mental hospital or maybe she waswrestling with an abusive relationship. Maybe she washallucinating on the psychotropic drugs she was given.Or maybe she was simply depressed. But she neverexpressed any remorse for breaking his heart. His mothernever said she was sorry.

    To her dying day, Laverne Carter never toldDominic she was sorry. Laverne never healed physicallyor emotionally. And now Dominic Carter has interviewedPresidents, heads of states, and movie stars. Assignmentshave taken him around the world and back. From Israelto Japan, Somalia, and Persian Gulf. He made moremoney then any child could imagine, especially beingraised in the tough New York City housing projects ofthe South Bronx, and a product of Public School. Yetsomething kept nagging him. He was never reallyhappy... what could it be? It was his mother and thesecret that he had compartmentalized for all these years.

    He had to get this secret out in the open so thatDominic could be free of the baggage, anger, andfrustration that he had bestowed amongst himself andso many people. No Mommas Boy is his story... hisstruggles, and his journey all the way to the very top. Hecover the most powerful people in the world, and theyhad no clue what happened to him. His story will bringtears to your eyes.

    Dominic Carter, Political Reporter at NY1

    LocationBrooklyn Christian Center

    1061 Atlantic Ave , Brooklyn, New York

    A Gaze in the SubwayArt and humans in the underground world

    Photo-essay by Nereo Lopez Meza

    Photo by Nereo

    cultural production to the hall ofvisitors. Writers, living in New YorkMetropolitan Area are the 2008 Guestof Honor. The date for the Book Fairhas been set for fall 2008.

    Authors, publishers, book storesand visitors had first hand informationof new local book releases and directcontact with some of the mostrecognized authors in the city andabroad. This fair opened for New York

    Chris Lin, authorof the iParentingAward winningMandy andPandy Ni HaoMa?, will belaunching thesecond book inthe Mandy andPandy series



    La Guaca delas FARC

    Adriana AristizbalDe la editorial Quintero

    En l que relata lahistoria de los soldadosdel ejrcito colombiano

    que se apropiaron deun tesoro de las FARC.



    El Sexo del CheNstor Lacorn

    A theatre playdesigned as a fictionalexperience, a journey

    of the imagination,he challenges the

    readers to explorethat little-known

    corner of their minds.


    My brain wontfloat away

    Annete PerezEditorial Campana

    Bilingual English-Spanish$10

    I Love dogsby Ann Miller

    It is meant as aneducational tool for

    preschoolers and earlyelementary Jaylil Publishing

    My ColombianWar:

    A Journey Throughthe Country I Left

    Behindby Silvana



    La voz de lasmanos




    The official Spanishlanguage version of

    Harry Potter and theDeathly Hallows is due

    to be released onFebruary 21, 2008

    PEN World Voices Festival:The Three Musketeers Reunited:

    Umberto Eco, Salman Rushdie and Mario Vargas Llosa On October 10, 1995,

    Londons Royal FestivalHall hosted a historic nightof readings by three of theworlds most distinguishedwriters: Umberto Eco fromItaly, British-Indian SalmanRushdie and Mario VargasLlosa of Peru.

    At dinner afterward, Ecoanointed the trio as TheThree Musketeers. Now,

    twelve years later, the PENWorld Voices Festival, incollaboration with thePoetry Center, is proud topresent The ThreeMusketeers together againfor one unforgettableevening.A limited number ofdiscounted tickets to thisevent will be madeavailable for purchase by

    Poetry Center membersonly through the Ys boxoffice.

    Date & Time:Fri, May 2, 2008, 7:30pm

    Price: $20.00 /$15.00 PEN members


    The Nuyorican Poets CafThird Millennium



    AT 35 Legends, pioneers and

    new millennium poets unitefor one night only on TheTown Hall stage as theNuyorican Poets Cafcelebrates its 35thanniversary on May 3, 2008at 8 pm.

    Mistress and Master ofCeremonies: actress/pro-ducer, Rosie Perez and poet/singer/ comedian, FlacoNavaja with some of thel e a d i n gvoices in thespoken wordmovement,i n c l u d i n gC a r l o sA n d r sGmez, KirkN u g e n t ,Sandra Mara Esteves,Mariposa, Willie Perdomo,Steve Coleman, NancyMercado, Californias firstPoet Laureate QuincyTroupe, the performancepoet and playwright JessPapoleto Melndez alongwith the multifacetedperformer, known for hermesmerizing poetry andcharacterizations, CaridadDe La Luz, a.k.a. La Bruja.

    With music by the BoricuaRoots Music group,Yerbabuena.

    $40 & 35Saturday, May 3 at 8 pm

    Nancy Mercado

    You and your book clubmembers can purchase

    books individually on ourwebsite, or take

    advantage of our generousmultiple-copy

    purchase discounts.


    Presented by the Hispanic New York Project.Antonio Skrmeta, author

    of the internationallyacclaimed Ardiente Pacien-cia, or El cartero de Neruda(The Postman), was born in1940 in Antofagasta, Chile.

    His novels and short-story collections have beentranslated into more that 30languages, and include ElEntusiasmo, Desnudo en eltejado, Tiro Libre, No PasNada, La Insurreccin, Soeque la nieve Arda, MatchBall, La Boda del Poeta, LaChica del Trombn and El

    Baile de la Victoria (TheDancer and the Thief,translated by KatherineSilver and published in theU.S. by W. W. Norton).

    He is also the author ofnumerous essays andarticles about literature andexile.

    Among his many literaryawards are the Prix Mdicisin France, the Elsa MoranteAward in Italy, and the 2003Planeta Award.

    Skrmeta was also thecreator and host of El

    Show de los Libros (BookShow) and La Torre dePapel (Paper Tower), twohighly successful TVliterary programs.

    Author of The Postmanand The Dancer and theThief

    February 21, 4 p.m. Satow Room,

    Lerner Hall, ColumbiaUniversity (Broadway and

    115th Street)Q&A moderated by

    Claudio Ivn Remeseira,director of the

    Hispanic New York Project.

    whats going on

    Forty One Madison to Host Book Signing EventNew York During the

    New York Tabletop Market,April 913, Forty OneMadison will host a booksigning and champagnereception to celebrate thedebut of former retailer IraJacobsons book, A Questfor Excellence.

    Jacobson, founder ofBrielle Galleries, will signcopies of his book, anaccount of how he createdan international, multi-faceted tableware and giftbusiness in the smallcommunity of Brielle, NJ.

    The event will take place onFriday, April 11, from 57p.m. on Level A. Jacobsonwill make a few remarks andautograph copies of hisbook. Reservations for theevent should be made byApril 4 by calling (212) 686-1203.

    We are thrilled that Irawill return to Forty OneMadison, this time as anauthor and raconteur!remarked Carole Dixon,senior vice-president ofForty One Madison. Thisis a wonderful opportunity

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