1. Online Spanish-language Bookstores Galore
Even though Jeff Bezos is Cuban, his cyber-bookstore with the South
American name would rather sell you a barbecue set than an obscure
title by a Latin American author. But how would you like an
online bookseller with an inventory of 300,000 titles in Spanish
and 200,000 in Portuguese?
Have a look at www.espiral.com, an ambitious retailing effort
based in Miami Beach that boasts offices in Mexico City, Caracas,
Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Madrid, and San Francisco. Dont
stop there! You might find even better prices at www.lalibreria.com, out of Colombia.
Other online librerías offering large selections in Spanish
include <www.zipidee.com> and www.espanol.com in the US; Mexicos www.porrua.com.mx, www.j-libros.com,
and <www.submarino.com>; Spains <www.interbook.com>, <www.elcorteingles.com>, <www.es.bol.com>, and <www.casadellibro.com>; Argentinas
<www.cuspide.com>, <www.libreriasantafe.com>, and <www.tematika.com>; and <www.comala.com> in Venezuela.
2. And If Its Serials Suppliers You Seek
From: Teresa Pacheco email@example.com
Faxon is a good one. Also, many libraries are already
using EBSCO for serials (we do)- I called our EBSCO contact person
and they have a Spanish Language magazine catalog and they are sending
it. <www.ebsco.com> - ask your serials person if they already
have a catalog for non-Spanish materials. It probably has your rep's
name in it to make direct contact.
Hall County Library
3. No Wonder He Changed His Name
From: Willie Braudaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Pancho Villas real name
According to The New Handbook of Texas, Pancho Villa's real name
was Doroteo Arango. I'm sure lots of others have beat me to the
punch, but it was fun!
[Library Willie, a sure hand with a new handbook, was a little
quicker on the trigger than our man in Caracas Cesar G. Alvarado,
who also had the right answer to the latest SOL puzzler, so she
rides away with a free book.
Speakin of which--]
Got the book you sent (Old Southwest, New Southwest) for
my prize for guessing Cafe Tacuba. I was in Mexico City three weeks
ago, btw, and walked by the Cafe Tacuba. Also visited the Diego/Frida
complex in Coyoacan -- very interesting and still modern.
Thanks for the book. It's of interest to me and I look forward to
reading it. I already skimmed the essay by Powell. [Thats
Lawrence Clark Powell, big hero of Flaco.]
He was the mentor of the librarian who ran the Border Heritage Room
at El Paso Public Library, where I worked from 1996-1999, and where
I learned most of my Spanish.
Steve Roehling (505) 873-6638 voice
Branch Manager (505) 873-6639 fax
South Valley Library
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
3904 Isleta SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
4. The Last Word on Chispa
From: Marge Fauver email@example.com
(work) firstname.lastname@example.org (personal)
Subject: CHISPA magazine
Here is the information I got from my other Listserv (REFORMA).
Unfortunately it isn't the answer we had hoped for.
Marge Fauver, Librarian
Eastside Branch, Santa Barbara Public Library
1102 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone 805-963-3727, Fax 617-344-0433
email@example.com (work) firstname.lastname@example.org (personal)
> From: Books From Mexico [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 3:25 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: REFORMANET/Spanish Language Magazines - still
> published & looking for distributors
> I have just spoken to Imelda Silva at Innovacion y
> Comunicacion, S.A. de C.V., publisher of the magazine CHISPA.
> informs me that
the last issue to be released was issue
number 196 > (January 2000).
> Previously subsidized by the Mexican government, the magazine
> has been in private hands since 1991 or 1992. Its financial
> situation deteriorated every time the cost of paper in Mexico
> increased. During the past year or two the publisher tried
> advertising space to increase revenues, but this was insufficient
> and the magazine has been suspended until further notice.
> The head of Innovacion y Comunicacion, S.A. de C.V.,
> ingeniero Fernández de la Garza, is searching for alternative
> financing schemes to renew publishing. However, according to
> Silva, no further issues are expected until at least the end
of this > year.
> --S. Lief Adleson
> Mexico City
5. Marie Heads for Nevada to Tell Tales in Spanish
From: Marie Kaneko firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: NV Storyteller
I just wanted to let you know that I responded to Brigida's urgent
call (SOL 24), and hooked up with the folks in Nevada. I'm looking
forward to going.