Sad news: St Marks books will no longer be carrying The Z Factor. Hopefully we won’t loose the momentum and get pulled out of the other shops we are in. Always a problem if some big publisher doesn’t pick you up. And it seems as if publishing actual books is holding on for dear life. I believe book stores are seen in the same light as galleries. They seem to be disappearing. But the ones that are hanging on have pretty/interesting stuff to look at. possibly read as well. Anyway I didn’t make my 3 book/3month quota so out I go. But I have to say they are a fine establishment and should be supported. This along with Minerva Gallery in Asheville means a major shift is coming.
On a nicer note, David Bonta asked me to be a contributor to his online site, Moving Poems. Just submitted my first article/review about poet Mike Galsworthy and artist Corinne Weidmann. Rather than send you the link, I’ll include the article in my blog when it comes out.
In the meantime the real estate market continues to bubble with luxury condos and unaffordable housing. What I want to know is we now have all this housing, but are they buying art? As far as books are concerned they probably have all gone digital.