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About Elenita Chmilowski
Director of Library Sales, 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:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NONFICTION FINALIST

Nation Books is absolutely thrilled to announce that Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING has officially been named a Nonfiction Finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards! “Stamped from the Beginning is a history of how racist ideas are built, … Continue reading

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Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary
Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

In The Word Detective, author John Simpson, tells a story that is at once deeply personal and part of the larger story of a fundamental shift in how we share information. Great write up and author Q&A in Maximum Shelf … Continue reading

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I Wish My Teacher Knew-
I Wish My Teacher Knew-

August 31, 2016  New York Times “Well” column about Kyle Schwartz’s I WISH MY TEACHER KNEW made yesterday’s New York Times daily “Briefing” email and is currently the paper’s #1 most viewed story! September 1, 2016 USA Today just posted … Continue reading

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INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education
INVISIBLE MAN, GOT THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHING: A Young Black Man’s Education

One of the country’s most prominent young writers on race delivers an unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one … Continue reading

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Travels with Henry James
Travels with Henry James

Chock full of charm, wit, and biting criticism, this new collection of travel essays by Henry James will reintroduce the novelist as a formidable travel companion—whether for a trip from Lake George to Burlington, an evening at the theater in … Continue reading

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Nearly everyone swears…..
Nearly everyone swears…..

….whether it’s over a few too many drinks, in reaction to a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto.  It may be starred, beeped, and censored—yet profanity is so appealing that we can’t stop using it. In the funniest, clearest study … Continue reading

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A Spirited Blend of History, Anthropology, Folklore, and Biology – COYOTE AMERICA
A Spirited Blend of History, Anthropology, Folklore, and Biology – COYOTE AMERICA

This is one of my favorite books on our fall list… PRAISE “Historian Flores has written about the American West for decades, so it’s no surprise his gaze should turn to the region’s scrappy mascot. Over the past 500 years, the original … Continue reading

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The Unpopular Virtue of Moral Certainty – John Quincy Adams
The Unpopular Virtue of Moral Certainty – John Quincy Adams

The Wall Street Journal’s previously announced review ran in Monday’s paper, calling the book “penetrating, detailed and very readable,” and a “splendid biography.” As previously announced, an essay by James Traub on John Quincy Adams ran in yesterday’s New York … Continue reading

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One of the Must-Read Books for Geeks
One of the Must-Read Books for Geeks

Stephon and the book will be featured in a Weekend Confidential interview in the Wall Street Journal’s Review section. Run date to be confirmed, but it could be as early as March 26.   Keith Blanchard includes the book in a … Continue reading

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What happens now that Sunshine’s powers are fully awakened….
What happens now that Sunshine’s powers are fully awakened….

Having passed her test in Book One, Sunshine’s Luiseach powers are now fully awakened: for months now, Sunshine has felt spirits everywhere: heard voices, felt emotions – intense and sometimes overwhelming. She tries to ignore them, but it is impossible. … Continue reading

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