Monday, September 30, 2013

What's up with Catalonia? in US Libraries

This week I received a particularly nice thank-you letter from the Jersey City Free Public Library that I'd like to share with you (with permission). In particular, Priscilla Gardner, the Library Director there, said,
The Jersey City library is always grateful for the generosity of others, who, through donations such as yours, help build strong and varied collections throughout our library system. What’s up with Catalonia? is intriguing because of its timeliness on a buried news story, and will edify our library patrons on such a sensitive topic. [emphasis mine]
You can download the full original letter here.

I have sent copies of What's up with Catalonia? to 187 libraries across the US, and several more in other countries. If your library doesn't yet have a copy, please ask them to order one, and let them know there are still donation copies available.

Here is the complete list of US libraries to which I have sent the book so far (PDF):
    Birmingham Birmingham Public Library
Tuscaloosa University of Alabama - Library
    Anchorage Anchorage Public Library
Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library
    Phoenix Phoenix Public Library
Tucson Joel D. Valdez Main Library, University of Arizona Library
    Little Rock Central Arkansas Library System
    Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Public Library
Los Angeles Los Angeles Public Library, Edward L Doheny Memorial Library - USC, Powell Library - UCLA College Library
San Diego San Diego Public Library - Central Library
San Jose San Jose Public Library
Stanford Cecil H. Green Library - Stanford University
    Boulder University of Colorado Boulder Library
Castle Rock Douglas County Libraries
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Library District
Denver Denver Public Library
Fort Collins "Morgan Library, Colorado State University"
    Bridgeport Bridgeport Public Libaray (Burroughs & Saden Branch)
Hartford Hartford Public Library
Middletown Olin Library (Wesleyan)
New Haven New Haven Free Public Library
Norwalk Norwalk Public Library
Stamford The Ferguson Library
Storrs UConn University Libraries
    Dover Dover Public Library
Wilmington Wilmington Institute Library
District of Columbia
    District Of Columbia Public Library, Georgetown University Library, University Library at American University, George Washington University Library      
    Gainesville George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida
Jacksonville Jacksonville Public Library
Miami Miami-Dade Public Library System
St. Augustine St. Johns County Public Library
Tallahassee Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library System, Strozier Library - Florida State Library
Tampa Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
    Athens University of Georgia Library
Atlanta Central Library & Library System Headquarters - Atlanta Georgia
Augusta East Central Georgia Regional Library System, East Central Georgia Regional Library System
    Hilo Hilo Public Library
Honolulu Hawaii State Public Library System, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
Kailua Kailua Public Library
    Boise Boise Public Library
    Aurora Aurora Public Library
Chicago Harold Washington Library Center (Main Library), The University of Chicago Library
Evanston Northwestern University Library
Joliet Joliet Public Library
Rockford Rockford Public Library
Urbana Library of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Fort Wayne Allen County Public Library
Indianapolis Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Library
West Lafayette Libraries Administration Offices - Purdue University
    Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Public Library
Des Moines Des Moines Public Library - Central
Iowa City The University of Iowa Libraries
    Wichita Wichita Public Library
    Lexington University of Kentucky - Library
Louisville Louisville Free Public Library
    Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library - Tulane University
New Orleans New Orleans Public Library
    Bangor Bangor Public Library
Brunswick Bowdoin College Library
Lewiston Lewiston Public Library, Ladd Library - Bates College
Portland Portland Public Library
South Portland South Portland Public Library
Waterville Colby College Libraries
    Baltimore Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Sheridan Libraries - Johns Hopkins University
College Park McKeldin Library - University of Maryland
Columbia Central Library - Columbia
Germantown Germantown Branch Library
Silver Spring Silver Spring Branch Library
    Ann Arbor University Library - University of Michigan
Detroit Detroit Public Library
East Lansing Michigan State University Libraries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Public Library
Warren Warren Public Library - Civic Center Library
    Minneapolis Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, Wilson Library - University of Minnesota
Northfield Gould Library - Carleton College Library
Rochester Rochester Public Library
Saint Paul Saint Paul Public Library
    Jackson Jackson-Hinds Library System
    Kansas City Kansas City Public Library
St. Louis Saint Louis Public Library, "Olin Library (Washington Univesity, Saint Louis)"
    Billings Parmly Billings Library
Bozeman Montana State University Library
    Omaha Omaha Public Library
    Henderson Henderson District Public Libraries
Las Vegas Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
Reno Washoe County Library System
New Hampshire
    Concord Concord Public Library
Derry Derry Public Library
Durham Dimond Library - U New Hampshire Library
Hanover Baker Berry Library - Dartmouth
Manchester Manchester City Library
Nashua Nashua Public Library
Plymouth Lamson Library & Learning Commons - Plymouth State University
New Jersey
    Elizabeth Elizabeth Free Public Library
Jersey City Jersey City Free Public Library, Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library - New Jersey City University
Newark Newark Public Library
Paterson Paterson Free Public Library      
Princeton Princeton University Library
Union Kean University Library - Nancy Thompson Library
New Mexico
    Albuquerque Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library System, "University Libraries, MSC05 3020"
Las Cruces Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
Rio Rancho Rio Rancho Public Library
New York
    Albany SUNY Albany - "The University Library"
Buffalo Buffalo and Erie Public Library
Ithaca Cornell University Library
New York The New York Public Library, Columbia University Libraries, NYU - The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Rochester Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
Yonkers Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Library
North Carolina
    Charlotte Public Library Of Charlotte Mecklenburg County
Durham William R. Perkins Library - Duke University
Greensboro Greensboro Public Library
Raleigh Wake County Public Libraries
North Dakota
    Fargo Fargo Public Library
    Cincinnati The Public Library of Cincinnati And Hamilton County
Cleveland Cleveland Public Library
Columbus Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio State University Libraries
Kent University Libraries - Kent State University
Toledo Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
    Norman Pioneer Library System
    Eugene Eugene Public Library, Knight Library - University of Oregon
Portland Multnomah County Library, Reed College Library
Salem Salem Public Library
    Allentown Allentown Public Library
Erie Erie County Public Library
Philadelphia UPenn - Van Pelt Library, Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library
Pittsburgh Hunt Library - Carnegie Mellon University
Reading Reading Public Library
University Park Penn State Library
Rhode Island
    Providence Providence Public Library, Brown University Library - Rockefeller Library
South Carolina
    Columbia Thomas Cooper Library - University of South Carolina, Richland County Public Library
South Dakota
    Sioux Falls Siouxland Libraries
    Memphis Memphis Public Library And Information Center
Nashville Nashville Public Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library - Vanderbilt University Library
    Abilene Abilene Public Library
Austin Austin Public Library, University of Texas Libraries
Houston Fondren Library - Rice University
    Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Public Library
    Burlington Fletcher Free Library, Bailey / Howe Library - UVM
Middlebury Davis Family Library - Middlebury College
    Charlottesville University of Virginia Library
Chesapeake Chesapeake Central Library
Newport News Newport News Public Library System
Norfolk Norfolk Main Library
Richmond Richmond Public Library
Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Public Library
    Pullman Washington State University
Seattle Seattle Public Library - Central Library, University of Washington
Spokane Spokane County Library District
Tacoma Tacoma Public Library
Vancouver Vancouver Community Library
West Virginia
    Charleston Kanawha County Public Library
    Green Bay Brown County Library
Madison Madison Public Library, "Memorial Library - University of Wisconsin, Madison"
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Library
Oshkosh "Polk Library - University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh"
    Cheyenne Laramie County Library System

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Spanish-English edition of What's up with Catalonia? on sale Sept 11 with Diari ARA

[Versión en castellano]

Tomorrow is September 11th, Catalonia's National Day. Hundreds of thousands of people will join hands from one end of Catalonia to the other, from Perthus in the Catalan Pyrenees to Alcanar in the delta of the River Ebre, a distance of some 250 miles. To celebrate, Catalonia Press has joined hands with the newspaper ARA to publish a bilingual edition of What's up with Catalonia?, in Spanish and English. This is the perfect book to share with friends and family both within and outside Catalonia who are curious about the 'process' towards independence.

What's up_¿Qué le pasa?What's up with Catalona? - ¿Qué le pasa a Cataluña? contains 35 essays that explain the book's subtitle, a direct quote from the American Declaration of Independence: "the causes which impel them to the separation". These essays, written by leading historians, linguists, writers, educators, and political scientists and leaders, including Catalonia's President Mas, the leader of the opposition ERC, Oriol Junqueras, and the president of the Catalan National Assembly, Carme Forcadell, help to explain the background behind the massive march last September 11, 2012 and the monumental joining of hands to take place on September 11, 2013.

This new edition will be available with a special price of 9.95€ exclusively with the purchase of the ARA newspaper, between September 11, 2013 and September 15, 2013, in newspaper stands all over Catalonia. After September 15, you can order a copy through After October 1st, the book will be available in bookstores, in other online markets, and in electronic editions.

What's up with Catalonia? has garnered rave reviews on Amazon and in the prestigious American journal, Kirkus Reviews, who said, "This collection is packed with a college course’s worth of interesting information."

What's up interior

For questions or review copies, contact Liz Castro at Catalonia Press.


Edición bilingüe español/inglés de What's up with Catalonia? - ¿Qué le pasa a Cataluña?

Mañana es 11 de setiembre, la Diada de Cataluña. Miles de personas se darán las manos, de un extremo a otro de Cataluña, desde La Perthus en los Pirineos Catalanes hasta Alcanar en el delta del Ebro, lo que representa una distancia de 400 quilómetros. Para celebrarlo, Catalonia Press se ha dado las manos con el Diari ARA para publicar una edición bilingüe en castellano e inglés de What's up with Catalonia? Se trata de un libro perfecto para compartir con amigos y familiares dentro y fuera de Cataluña que tengan curiosidad sobre el proceso de independencia.

What's up_¿Qué le pasa?What's up with Catalona? - ¿Qué le pasa a Cataluña? contiene 35 ensayos que explican el subtítulo del libro, una cita literal de la Declaración de Independencia de los Estados Unidos: "las causas que la impulsan a la separación". Estos ensayos, escritos por historiadores, lingüistas, escritores, educadores y personalidades de la política de primera fila, entre ellos el presidente de Cataluña, Artur Mas, el presidente de ERC, Oriol Junqueras, y la presidenta de la Assemblea Nacional de Catalunya, Carme Forcadell, ayudan a explicar las razones detrás de la manifestación multitudinaria del pasado once de septiembre de 2012, y la cadena humana sin precedentes que tendrá lugar el once de septiembre de 2013.

Esta nueva edición estará disponible por un precio especial de 9,95€ exclusivamente con la compra del Diari ARA entre el 11 y el 15 de septiembre de 2013 en todos los quioscos de Cataluña. A partir del día 15 se pueden pedir ejemplares del libro a través de la tienda del Diari ARA. A partir del 1 de octubre, el libro se podrá encontrar en librerías, en otras tiendas online y en versión electrónica.

¿Qué le pasa a Cataluña? ha recibido reseñas muy favorables tanto en Amazon como en la prestigiosa revista estadounidense Kirkus Reviews, que lo ha descrito como una “colección repleta de información interesante que podría abarcar un curso universitario entero”.

What's up interior

Para más información o para pedir ejemplares de reseña, ponte en contacto con Liz Castro de Catalonia Press.