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LA CASA AZUL BOOKSTORE LOOKING FOR ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS

As you know, La Casa Azul Bookstore will soon be a physical reality in East Harlem. 

Owner Aurora Anaya Cerda was able to raise the $40,000 necessary to get her own store front, and she is hoping to open in late Spring.  Right now, she is busy painting, arranging furniture and bookshelves, ordering books and looking at art.

One of the "extra" features of La Casa Azul Bookstore will be it's Inagural Exhibition of Latino Artists.  Hence, Aurora is putting out a call to all artists, in all mediums.

"Work submitted may be of any traditional or non-traditional mediums or genre (painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, new media, site specific installation, performance etc.) using books as a source of inspiration and exploration.  

"8-16 artists will be chosen from entries to be included in the exhibitions. There will be 6 shows in the 2012-2013 season, each show running for 8 weeks."


DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2012, Midnight


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BOOK OF THE MONTH: THE SECOND TIME WE MET

Who am I? 
Where do I come from? 
Who are my parents--my real parents?


These are questions we ask ourselves at one point or other.  These questions are especially important to adopted children of all ages.  And such a question is at the heart of Leila Cobo's latest novel, THE SECOND TIME WE MET.


Book Summary:   Adored and nurtured by his adoptive parents in California, Asher Stone has moved effortlessly through a nearly perfect life. He is on the verge of a professional soccer career-when a car accident throws his future into doubt. Suddenly, Asher begins to wonder about his past, and about the girl who gave him up for adoption in Colombia two decades ago. And so begins his search for a woman named Rita Ortiz.

From the teeming streets of Bogota to a tiny orphanage tucked into a hillside, Asher untangles the mystery of Rita’s identity, her abrupt disappearance from her home, and the winding journey that followed. But as Asher comes closer to finding Rita, his own parents are face…