The folks that brought you New Mexico Books and More—a temporary Cottonwood Mall coop that sold local books during last year's holiday season—are planning a giant book fair at the mall on Saturday, May 7. The event will occur from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day before Mother's Day, traditionally a packed shopping day at the mall.
The temporary book coop was so successful in promoting and selling New Mexico books that the organizers wanted to create another event with a similar purpose. Local authors and publishers who sign up before March 1 can get a booth for $55 per table. After that date, the rate rises to $70 per table. There's enough space for approximately 120 booths, and the organizers already have reservations for over three dozen booths. Over 500 people are on a waiting list to get information about the fair. So what am I trying to tell you? It's really quite simple: Don't dawdle!
For more information about this book fair, call Paul Rhetts or Barbe Awalt at 344-9382 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy booking.