Lonely Planet “fake” books

Mr Kohnstamm, whose book is titled Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?, said yesterday that he had worked on more than a dozen books for Lonely Planet, including its titles on Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America.

In one case, he said he had not even visited the country he wrote about.

“They didn’t pay me enough to go Colombia,” he said.

“I wrote the book in San Francisco. I got the information from a chick I was dating – an intern in the Colombian Consulate.

More details here.

It’s raining books at Instituto Cervantes

Although it’s only summer, Instituto Cervantes is already getting ready for the rainy season as a deluge of books arrives on April 19 at the third edition of Día Internacional del Libro (International Book Day).

Instituto Cervantes celebrates Día del Libro or International Book Day, an event that aims to promote the love for reading and the written word. Regularly celebrated on the 23rd of April, World Book Day was inspired by a tradition from Barcelona, Spain that celebrates St. George’s Day, where men and women exchange a rose for the gift of a book.


New Titles Posted, 1 Apr 2008

Hi all,

Magic for Beginners

New titles posted. More to come mid-week.


The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (Hardbound)
Seekers of Dreams: Masterpieces of Fantasy
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (Highly Recommended)
Jim Morrison/Poems: The Lords and the New Creatures
Under My Roof by Nick Mamatas (Cult Writer)
Gift, The by Patrick O’Leary (Fantasy)
Travels by Michael Crichton (new cover)
Death of a Darklord (Ravenloft) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Twelve: of the Best Romanian Science-Fiction Stories
A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman
Henry Miller: Tropic Cancer/BlackSpring/Colossus… 3in1
It’s A Conspiracy! (Uncle John’s Reader Format)
Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, The by Mario Vargas Llosa
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (used)
Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle
Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels
Traveler’s Tales Guides: A Woman’s World
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

Manga/ Comics:
Initial D, Vol. 8 & 13 (Manga Tokyopop)
Inu-Yasha, Vol. 8 (Viz Graphic Novel)
Inu-Yasha, Vol. 13 & 14 (Viz Graphic Novel)
Love Hina (Manga Tokyopop, Vol. 1 & 2)
xxxHolic, Vol. 1 & 2 (Manga Clamp)
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Vol. 1 (Manga Clamp)
No Need for Tenchi! Vol. 1 (Viz Graphic Novel)
Tokyo Babylon, Vol. 1 (Manga Clamp)
Samurai Shodown (Viz Graphic Novel)
.hack // Legend of the Twilight (Manga Tokyopop Vol. 2)
A.I. Love You (Manga Tokyopop, Vol. 1 & 3)
First President of Japan, The (Vol. 1 & 4, Raijin G.N.)
Get Fuzzy 2: Fuzzy Logic by Darby Conley