Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shana Tova from Eco-Libris!

Today is
Rosh Hashanah Eve, the day before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the new year's day according to the Hebrew calendar.

Rosh Hashana is one of my favorite holidays, with many beautiful traditions, such as eating apple slices dipped in honey, which represent our hope for a sweet new year.

I would also like to take this opportunity and wish you all Shana Tova on behalf of Eco-Libris. May this be the beginning of a sweet, green and wonderful year!

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jonathan Demme interviews Author Daniel Wolff and more interesting events at Strand this month!

Our friends at Strand Bookstore have not only great books, but also great events all year round. This month is no different with a list that includes,
Artist Robert Longo and Novelist Richard Price In Conversation, Director, Actress, Producer Penny Marshall Chats & Signs Her New Memoir and Joyce Johnson’s New Portrait of Jack Kerouac, with Journalist John Leland.

There's one event I especially want to recommend on: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme will interview author Daniel Wolff on September 18, 7-8pm.

Here are some more details from Strand's website on this upcoming interesting event:

Writer Daniel Wolff’s books include How Lincoln Learned to Read, and You Send Me: The Life of Sam Cooke. Daniel was researching for the documentary I am Carolyn Parker, which he was producing with filmmaker Jonathan Demme, when his new book, The Fight For Home: How (part of ) New Orleans Came Back, was born. The story looks at a range of locals who not only survived the floods, but also have dealt and continue to deal with the deep corruption and poverty that affects the city.

Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme has made countless films and documentaries including The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Stop Making Sense.

Buy The Fight for Home or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. Please note that online orders require payment at the time of checkout to guarantee admission. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.

Located in 828 Broadway (at 12th St.), this New York's independent landmark bookstore is one of most famous bookstores in the world. With over 200 employees, more than 2.5 million used, new and rare books, a renovated main store and a growing author events program, the Strand looks forward to offering great books at great prices to book-lovers worldwide for another 80 years.

For more information on September's events please check Strand's list of events at

Strand bookstore is also a partner of Eco-Libris. Strand are taking part in our bookstore program and customers at the store can plant a tree for every book they buy there and receive our sticker at the counter!

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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