Interesting Sites and Resources
C-Span Booknotes: On Saturday and Sunday nights,
C-Span 2 broadcasts interviews with writers, publishers, and bookstore owners, and then
makes these and other book-related matters available on the web.
The Financial Times: For those who want to watch
intelligently not merely the movement of stocks but the expansion of capital, this
newspaper (online; in print) is essential. (While we think the Financial Times
remains an essential newspaper, we note that its once-dignified site has given way
to the trend toward gaudiness in web design and now looks like a 3-D carnival poster.)
The Irish Bookshop is the place in New York where
books of and from Ireland, in English and Irish, can be bought. The shop will take phone,
mail, and e-mail orders.
The Lilliput Press is an Irish publisher
which, since 1985 has brought out four volumes of the essays of the late Hubert Butler.
Their list includes a number of notable Irish writers. Hubert Butlers "The
Artukovitch File" appeared in our last issue (Vol. 1, No. 2).
McPherson & Co publishes such writers as
the fascinating Mary Butts (THE TAVERNER NOVELS), Howard McCord,
Anna Maria Ortese, and the performance artist Carolee Schneeman.
Mercury House is a not-for-profit literary
press in San Francisco. Members of the staff used to be associated with the respected
North Point, before that imprint closed its doors. The press has just published Alfred
Arteagas HOUSE WITH THE BLUE BED.
Politics and Prose is the largest
independent bookshop in Washington, D.C., with a full and beautifully-chosen stock-list
and a nicely-arranged web site.
The Village Voice Bookshop lives in the heart
of Paris, and makes American and English books available to customers on several
continents, via phone, fax, post, and e-mail. Odile
Hellier, the proprietor, is a Contributing Editor of this publication.