Sunday, August 3, 2008

BlogHer's first book "Sleep is for the Weak" is going green with Eco-Libris

Today I'm happy to announce on a new collaboration of Eco-Libris with a very special book. It's BlogHer's first book "Sleep is for the Weak," edited by Rita Arens and starring 23 bloggers.

Eco-Libris is collaborating with editor Rita Arens to offer those who will purchase the book during the book tour (see details below) the opportunity to balance out their new copy by planting one tree for it with us. All buyers will also receive with the book our sticker (made of recycled paper) saying "One tree planted for this book".

When I first heard about the book's name 'Sleep is for the Weak' and learned it's an anthology of superb blogging by parents, I thought to myself that I should be the poster boy for this book. With all my sleepless nights as a new father to a two-month old adorable baby, I often say to myself that sleep is for the weak, but oh boy, I miss it! I guess I'll need to wait for another book to become a poster boy, but I am very happy we have the opportunity to partner with this joint effort that generated this great book.

So what's this book is all about?, here's the book's description: Seeking advice and a sense of camaraderie, more than half a million readers per month turn to the "mommyblogs" featured in this collection, which brings together their best and brightest essays, ranging in style from snort-Diet-Coke-out-the-nose funny to poignant and bittersweet. Written to be read during the mind-bogglingly short breaks parents get during their busy days, these pieces will help moms find solace through a wide range of viewpoints and issues not often discussed in mainstream magazines and parenting books—from dealing with rage to negotiating sleeping arrangements to experiencing the frustrations and joys of parenting a special-needs child.

Here are the dates and the places where you can come and meet Rita Arens and some of the authors, receive a signed copy and have the opportunity to plant a tree with us for the new copy (and to receive our "one tree planted for this book" sticker with it):

Thursday, Sept. 4 - Rita Arens and Kelli Oliver George give a signing at Barnes and Noble in Kansas City at 6 p.m. (420 W 47th Street Kansas City, MO 64112)

Saturday, Sept. 6 - Rita Arens, Risa Green, Kristen Chase and Mir Kamin give a signing at Beehive Co-Op in Atlanta from 4-7 p.m. (1831-A Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309).

Friday, Sept. 12 - Rita Arens, Lisa Stone, Stacy Morrison, Alice Bradley, Laid-Off Dad Doug, Liz Gumbinner and Joanna Polyn give a signing at The Tea Lounge in Brooklyn from 4-7 p.m. (837 Union, Brooklyn, NY 11215) Sponsored by Graco

Saturday, Sept. 27 - Rita Arens, Tracey Gaughran-Perez and Amy Corbett Storch give a signing at Vinoteca from 5-7 p.m. in Washington, DC. Wine cash bar. (1940 11th St. NW, DC 20001) Sponsored by Graco.

Saturday, Oct. 4 - Rita Arens, Eden Marriott Kennedy, Stefania Pomponi Butler, Lisa Stone, Grace Davis, Jen Scharpen and Jenny Lauck give a signing at Swig in San Francisco from 5-7 p.m. (561 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Sponsored by Graco.

Saturday, Oct. 11 - Rita Arens and Amy Jo Jones give a signing at The Book Cellar in Chicago at from 4-6 p.m. (4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625)

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Rita Arens and Kelli Oliver George give a signing at Borders in Omaha at 11:30 a.m. (13105 Birch Drive, Omaha, NE)

Book details:

Author: Stacy Morrison (Foreword), Rita Arens (Editor)

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Enjoy the book!
Raz @ Eco-Libris

And the winner is...

Thank you for all the participants in our giveaway of the new chilren's book 'Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring' by Ron Pridmore and Michele-lee Phelan we reviewed last Monday.

We got many great ideas on how to connect children to nature and make them excited about the outdoors, and as a new father of a two month old baby I wrote many of them down for the near future (I guess it's never too early to start connecting you kids to mother nature..).

The winning offer is the one of the reader Bender House who suggested the following: I love taking my son to the local public garden (Olbrich Gardens) in our city. They have great classes for toddlers where they read a story about nature and then we talk a walk around the gardens where they point out things I never noticed before. It is a great way to have my so connect with nature so early.

Congratulations Bender House and thank you to all the other participants for the great advice! I hope your kids will like nature and help to conserve it no matter what way you choose to follow.

And don't forget to keep following our giveaways. We have many more green books to review and give away so stay tuned.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Eco-Libris: plant a tree for every book you read!