Suffering Sepia — 50% off Sale on All Arcadia Titles

February 21, 2012

Arcadia Publishing, of Images of America fame,  has a 50% sale running through March.  I’m taking a look at what we own to determine general replacement needs, but I’d appreciate any heads up on any of your local Arcadia titles you know need replacement.  If you notice any shabby copies, you could send them in review, but if I could also ask you to SINC or email the title to me, that would be great.

Also, I am adding *multiple* copies of  Bill Cotter’s Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair. These are some of the new materials we are getting with Nysether funds from a special family grant.  This year’s project relates to the 50th anniversary of Seattle’s fair, which began on April 21st.  I know this will be a lot of copies, but any in poor condition can be replaced, and we will bind some of the new ones to last well into the future.  You might want to consider a display this year.  Thank you!

When the United States entered the 1960s, the nation was swept up in the Space Race as the United States and the Soviet Union competed for supremacy in rocket and satellite technologies. Cities across the country hoped to attract new aerospace companies, but the city leaders of Seattle launched the most ambitious campaign of all. They invited the whole world to visit for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, and more than nine million people took them up on the offer. A colorful collection of exhibits turned 74 acres of rundown buildings into a futuristic wonderland where dozens of countries and companies predicted life in the future. The entire city was transformed with the addition of the soaring Space Needle and the futuristic monorail. When the fair ended, the site became a complex of parks and museums that remains a vibrant part of Seattle city life today.

Posted by Darren

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