[sixties-l] Ram Dass book top seller at LA.Shadow Convention

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 20:22:12 CUT

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    Sales Brisk at Shadow Convention


    Meanwhile, Skylight Books, Los Angeles, and Midnight Express, Santa Monica,
    Calif., who were jointly selling books at the Shadow Convention to the
    Democratic National Convention this week, are happy to report they survived
    the protests and the overwhelming presence of the LAPD.

    Kerry Slattery, general manager of Skylight, told PW Daily that she sold 10
    copies of Naomi Klein's No Logo (Picador, $20) as well as handfuls of Gore
    Vidal and Jonathan Kozol. The Cornell West Reader (Perseus, $35) proved
    popular, as did Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic
    Inequality and Security by Chuck Collins (New Press, $16.95) and Rabbi
    Michael Lerner's Spirit Matters ($22.95), a book about melding personal
    politics and spirituality.

    Oddly, the most popular book of the Shadow Convention was rather
    apolitical: Ram Dass's Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying
    (Riverhead, $22.22).

    "It's not exactly what you'd expect to sell well at a political
    convention," Slattery said. "But he proved very popular. We sold 60
    autographed copies."

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