Sunday, November 27, 2011

PA Books Inc. January 7,

Greetings and salutations this holiday season 2011.

You might be interested to know that my latest book, Parks and Gardens in Greater Paris, seems to be in supply now at Books Inc (Town & Country Village), and Stanford Bookstore, as well as William Stout in San Francisco and Berkeley, and online.

On January 7th I'll give a behind-the-scenes view of my work at Books Inc. and would be very happy to see you there.  Sales will benefit East Palo Alto Kids Foundation, the nonprofit that four of us set up in 1993 to provide small grants directly to teachers for educational materials and activities for their students.  A wonderful group of volunteers continues to personally review applications, track grants and raise funds.  It's a great way to make contributions that will be put to effective and immediate use for children in need.

Some local discoveries I've made recently include Stanford's Green Library, with is fabulous printing exhibit, exotic collections and elegant reading rooms, and the California Book Club, in San Francisco near Stockton and Sutter, that hosted Stanford's presentation of treasures from its archives.  Also the newly completed and greatly improved Stanford Law School complex contains an elevated garden terrace that is guaranteed to foster lofty legal thinking.  Hats off to Dean Kramer for a beautiful job of connecting the law school to the rest of the university, both visually and functionally.

Next year I plan to post new entries here more frequently.  I hope to have some information on the next project soon.

Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderfully festive season,