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In this issue . . .
-- specialty retailers
-- Spirit of the Berkshires TV show
-- natural foods retailers
-- How one author sells $2.7 million per year online

specialty retailers
Here are a few more retailers who sell books as well as other items. If one of these retailers fits the kinds of books you publish, send them info on your books and how to get them.

Circus Train, 125 N Main Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230; 970-641-0635. The largest collection of children's books in the Gunnison area.

Kaleidoscope Toys, 116 F Street, Salida, Colorado 81201; 719-530-0533. Email: Web: Offers specialty toys, educational gifts, and children's books.

Morris Museum Gift Shop, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey 07960; 973-971-3700; Fax: 973-538-0154. Web: Features books, gifts, and apparel related to art, science, humanities, and history.

Mystic Journey Bookstore, Jeffrey Segal, Owner, 1319 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, California 90292; 310-399-7070; Fax: 310-399-7070. Email: Web: http://www.mysticjourney A metaphysical bookstore with many author events.

New Age Imports, 7670 US Highway 50 W, Salida, Colorado 81201; 719-539-4448. Metaphysical gifts, music, books, and more.

Taos Tack and Pet Supply, Tom Garcia, 710 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, New Mexico 87571; 575-737-9798; Fax: 575-737-9795. Email: Pet and animal books, gifts, and supplies.

Spirit of the Berkshires TV show
Here is an email I received from a reader about his new TV show . . .

This summer, I've begun hosting a weekly 30-minute interview-format talk show, Spirit of the Berkshires, on a local public access cable TV station. It is now showing on eight additional stations throughout the western Massachusetts region, and the shows are available worldwide on the Internet.

Of the first 5 shows we've done so far, three have been with authors: episode 1 with Louisa Gilder, author of The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics was Reborn; episode 4 with George Gilder, author of The Israel Test; and episode 5 with Richard W. Wise, author of The French Blue. The show is about people with interesting ideas and significant accomplishments in the arts, science, politics, religion, etc, and is not just about books, but being an author myself I am interested in quality written work, especially but not exclusively nonfiction.

To be on the show requires some connection to the region -- it could be someone who lives here, whose work is somehow connected, or is simply coming to the region for an event (such as a book signing or lecture). We film on Thursdays afternoons, every other week, two-shows-at-a-time (4:30 and 5:30). For bookings, I can be reached at

To watch the first four shows (and I hope you, and anyone interested in appearing, will watch the show before contacting me), you can see them at

-- Dr. Andrew Cort, author of Return to Meaning: The American Psyche in Search of its Soul

natural foods retailers
Here are some natural food retailers located in Colorado. Most of these stores feature 50 to 200 books, from cookbooks to holistic health titles. Most of these stores probably get their books via Nutri-Books, which is a wholesaler featuring health, fitness, and cookbooks. Contact them at Nutri-Books, Royal Publications, 790 W Tennessee Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80223; 800-279-2048. Email:

Gunnison Vitamin & Health Food Store, 722 N Main Street, Gunnison,
Colorado 81230; 970-641-5928.

Jimbo's, Shelly Lewis, Vitamin Supervisor and Buyer, 12853 El Camino Real, San Diego, California 92130; 858-793-7755; Fax: 858-793-7732. Email: Web: Founded by Jim Someck in 1984, this small chain of 4 southern California stores features the best organic food of any natural foods store in California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Colorado (according to my wife Gail).

Mountain Earth Whole Food Grocer, 405 Fourth Street, P O Box 1184, Crested Butte, Colorado 81224; 970-349-5132. Opened in 1979.

Mountain Mama Natural Foods, Julia Sasinka, Owner, 1625 A West Uintah, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904; 719-633-4139. Email: Web: Opened in 1979.

Simple Foods Market, David and Laura Kephart, Owners, 1548 G Street, Salida, Colorado 81201; 719-539-7144. Email: Web: Natural foods, groovy gifts, healthy books and cookbooks.

Sprouts Farmers Markets, 11811 N Tatum Boulevard #2400, Phoenix, Arizona 85028; 480-814-8016; 888-577-7688; Fax: 480-814-8017. Web: A chain of 50+ farmers markets in Arizona, California, Texas, and Colorado.

Sunflower Farmers Markets, 9414 N 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021; 866-890-8949. Web: Motto: Serious food, silly prices. Founded by Wild Oats founder Mike Gilliland in 2002, this chain has 25+ stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas (operated as Newflower Farmers Markets), Nevada, and Utah. Their website features contact info for every one of their stores, including store managers and events.

Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, 12612 W Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228; 303-986-4600; 800-817-9415; Fax: 303-986-1891. Web: Established in 1955 as a series of vitamin shops, the company has expanded its brand now to natural grocers. They have about 50 stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. They feature about 200 titles in each store.

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