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ARS' August newsletter is now available

This month's newsletter features new releases like "El enigma de los vencidos" by Armando Rodera, and "Tú puedes" by Joaquín Lorente; the video “Javier Celaya: LIBER 2012” in ARS TV, and Jennifer López as "Amigo del Español." Plus lots of news, the multimedia section featuring ARS Radio, the Spotlight section features Lorito Books and “Hijito Pollito” as the highlighted children's book of the month.

“Cincuenta Sombras de Grey / Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 34

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 34 of 2012 (week ending 08/26/2012).

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month and libraries across the country are getting ready for the event.

“Read conmigo” gives away children books to families to promote bilingualism

The literacy program, sponsored by Infitity Insurance, provides parents with learning tools to improve the learning environment at home.

Lorito Books, a Leader in Children's Bilingual Audiobooks

Lorito Books’ President, Pam Fochtman, worked in the audiobook industry for several years as Sales Manager for Landmark Audiobooks, a distributor serving the library market. Requests for audiobooks in Spanish provided her with the idea for Lorito Books, and graduate studies at the University of Denver in Latin American trade and economics reinforced her vision. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and volunteered at an orphanage in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, for several years. She is currently a member of the Institute for International Education and works with Friendship Bridge, an NGO that provides microcredit for indigenous women in Guatemala.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating 30 Years of Liberating Literature

The annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, takes place September 30 to October 6 and it is sponsored by American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors, among others.

Días de Cine continues to present “Los años bárbaros” until September 2nd

The movie, based on Manuel Lamana's “Otros hombres,” is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until September 2nd. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

Tintafresca latest newsletter is now available

Read in this issue an interview with Leopoldo Brizuela, Premio Alfaguara 2012; plus news and book reviews like Jaime Bayly's latest novel, “Escupirán sobre mi tumba,” and Charles Samuel's “Chicharito”.

“Cincuenta Sombras de Grey / Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 33

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 33 of 2012 (week ending 08/19/2012).

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant applications are now being accepted

The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services. The grand is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.

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