Japanese Farm Food was released on September 4 with the official kick off to my Fall book tour held in the Chez Panisse Café – a wildly exciting event that drew a group of 100 plus eclectic guests. The reviews have been generous and the success of the book thus far is more than I could have hoped for (I am slowly putting the links up on this site). But let’s put it into perspective. Japanese Farm Food is selling much better than the publisher anticipated but we are not talking about best-seller type numbers here!
Nonetheless, on October 25, Japanese Farm Food went into its 2nd printing. Unfortunately, given the printing in China variable, the book will not make it back on the shelves until after Christmas (early to mid-January to be precise). The 3rd printing is already in the works.
Japanese Farm Food has been selected by many newspapers, blogs, and food magazines as one of the top cookbooks or top Holiday gift ideas of 2012. I feel devastated that we cannot get those books into people’s hands and have come up with a few solutions.
Buy the book through an independent bookseller and we can send you an artisanal Japanese paper bookplate with a signed dedication. Most of these booksellers are happy to send via post, the bookplate just requires a quick dab, dab, dab with your glue stick. Certainly more expensive than Amazon but think of it as a way to support those shops that still allow us the luxury of picking up and browsing through real books. There is a short list below plus a link to IndieBound, though I cannot guarantee the numbers are still correct. Some of the venues have the hand written bookplates already in the books.
Order the book now from Amazon or wherever and give a Japanese Farm Food post card as a place marker gift. Deliver the actual book to your person in January. I have sent post cards and bookplates to my publicist at the publisher so they can be sent to you fairly quickly via USPS.
Please email me: nancyhachisu at me dot com with your address and request for the handwritten bookplate and/or the Japanese Farm Food post card. Plus a brief sentence to show me who you are.
I will be tweeting about this, so please pass it along if you can.
Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA 20
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA ?
Books, Inc., Bay Area locations, CA 1 in each store
Stanford Bookstore, campus location, CA 6 (650) 329-1217, ext.332/333
Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 7
The Avid Reader, Davis, CA 12
Levin & Co., Healdsburg, CA 2 (707) 433-1118
Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM 5
Los Poblanos, Albuquerque, NM ?
Williams-Sonoma, 59th & Lex, NYC 16 (917) 369-1131
Marlow & Sons, Brooklyn, NY 12
The Brooklyn Kitchen, Brooklyn, NY ?
Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover, NH 3 (603) 643-3616
Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, VT 2
Pane e Salute, Woodstock, VT ?
Black Ink, Cambridge, MA 6?
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA ?
IndieBound: online searchable site for books sold at independent bookstores in your area.