To All You Book-loving Atlanta Locals:
I just got a note from Sean Wallace, Publisher/Editor with Prime Books/Wildside Press. It seems that SF/F publisher Meisha Merlin, which declared it was shutting down in November, has a rather large amount of stock (tens of thousands of books) in its Stone Mountain warehouse (1440 Kelton Drive, Stone Mountain) that needs to be rescued or it will all be destroyed/recycled.
Sean is renting a truck which can fit fifteen pallets, single-stacked, or thirty double-stacked, but there's no forklift available, only a pallet jack. So he has to fill the truck by hand. He'll be in town Tuesday and Wednesday (4/22 and 4/23) to load up, and he's asked me to spread the word that he's desperate for volunteers to help him. Anyone who volunteers can cart off any books they want that don't fit into the truck.
If you can help out or know of folks who might be able to, email Sean at: email@example.com
Good evening -- I e-mailed Sean, and then called his firm in MD to get whatever additional information I could. I've got a phone number [but haven't received any response to the two messages I left]... and I looked up the address of the book publisher that's going out of business, but I've also found out that the books are NOT stored at the company's office address, but at a warehouse... so I still need to know a place and time to show up to be helpful.:-) I'd be glad to hear about any updates. Cheers!
Hi yet again --
Don't have any other way to reach most of the folks whom I worked with yesterday. Great meeting everyone, and while we couldn't save all the books, we saved a lot, and there will definitely be some appreciative people in my neck of the woods.:-D Cheers!
Richard (the Librarian)
On April 22nd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I've forwarded word of your plight to some people who may be inspired to help, or at least to pass the word to someone else who may be able to.
"SAVE THE BOOKS!" -- Great for teeshirts and bumper stickers . . .