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About Elenita Chmilowski
Director of Library Sales for PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP PUBLISHERS, New York, Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her 15 years of sales and marketing in publishing has earned the respect and friendship of wholesalers, retailers, librarians and publishers around the world.

In addition to developing the “top book list every library should have,” editing a monthly newsletter, providing client support, and developing new titles for Perseus Books, Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Elenita is an active member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS:  How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

“Conservation biologist Hanson’s new book showcases an even more approachable style than his 2011 Feathers. Using a personalized viewpoint derived from his backyard lab and dissertation research in Costa Rica with the almendro tree, as well as visits with specialists … Continue reading

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An Enlightening Culinary History
An Enlightening Culinary History

An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we … Continue reading

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CONFUCIUS
CONFUCIUS

PRAISE “A great read for anyone interested in Confucius, philosophy, or culture in East Asia.” —Library Journal “Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book… traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine
THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine

Hi, If you missed it here is the fantaic profile  that People Magazine did on Paige and the book called “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl‘s Paige McKenzie Shares the Top 5 Things That Spook Her” Here’s the link: http://www.people.com/article/haunting-of-sunshine-girl-paige-mckenzie-youtube-scary-things?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemaghttp:// Sunshine … Continue reading

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Creatures of a Day
Creatures of a Day

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom Yalom’s masterful storytelling, Creatures of a Day shows that the process of psychotherapy can create some of the most engrossing human dramas imaginable. Heartfelt, inspiring, and endlessly … Continue reading

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THE END OF POWER by Moisés Naím Named by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the inaugural title in the “A Year of Books” Challenge!
THE END OF POWER by Moisés Naím Named by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the inaugural title in the “A Year of Books” Challenge!

THE END OF POWER by Moisés Naím Named by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the inaugural title in the “A Year of Books” Challenge! “I’ve found reading books very intellectually fulfilling. Books allow you to fully explore a topic and … Continue reading

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Happy Holiday!

  Warm wishes for a happy and healthy 2015! All best, Elenita, Susan, Hannah & Heather

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Running Press Kids- Reviews, Nominations and so much more….

An epic finale to the The Princess in the Opal Mask by Jenny Lundquist, two-book series. Once again, Lundquist presents an addicting story that is filled with even more palace intrigue, heightened conspiracy, and romantic drama Reviews-“[Lundquist’s] characters are distinct and … Continue reading

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The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise
The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor wrote a review of ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang in the New York Times Book Review on November 7, 2014. HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE was mentioned in Taylor’s byline.  Book website: HowStarWarsConquered.com … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED FOR ALL LIBRARIES

Best Food Writing 2014. Da Capo. Nov. 2014. 352p. ed. by Holly Hughes. index. ISBN 9780738217918. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738217925. COOKING Hughes has been the editor of this annual anthology since its inception in 2000. Among this year’s contributing … Continue reading

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