Thursday, August 16, 2007

DUTTON'S BRENTWOOD BOOKS - my favourite California bookstore

They have a new e-zine and website, here is an excerpt.

Odds and ends

Dutton's is proud to unveil..........our new website.
Visitors to may have recently noticed small but intriguing changes to our site. Thanks to a recent switch of internet providers, we are now able to offer many new features to our online customers, including: a new book search (with millions of titles); online ordering capability directly from our pages (no more linking to BookSense); new and improved newsletter subscriptions (you can now sign up for this and other book-related newsletters online); online book guides for many popular titles (perfect for book groups); browsable author, award and bestseller lists to help you find the perfect book; BookPage reviews of current titles; and even a database of current and classic films on DVD.

Of course, all the old favorites are up there as well: the interactive events calendar, our favorite literary links, a page of photos from recent events, and our list of staff picks. We've tried to keep the look of the site the same, but if you look carefully you'll spot the changes.

Booker longlist announced..........On Tuesday, August 7, the judges for the Man-Booker Prize announced its "longlist" of contenders.
The award, for fiction by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland, is among the most prestigious book prizes and boasts of such past winners as Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Iris Murdoch, Kingsley Amis, J.M. Coetzee, and Nadine Gordimer.

Last year's winner was Kiran Desai for The Inheritance of Loss. Among this year's contenders are A.N. Wilson, Ian McEwan (again), Indra Sinha, and Edward Docx.
For the complete list, please visit For a list of past winners, we invite you to check out our new Bestsellers and Awards page.
The shortlist for the Man-Booker will be announced September 6 and the winner on October 16.

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