n early twentieth-century New York, few could have imagined a train terminal as grandiose as Pennsylvania Station. Yet, executives at the Pennsylvania Railroad secretly bought up land in Manhattan’s infamous Tenderloin District to build one of the world’s most spectacular monuments. Sandhogs would battle the fiercest of nature to build tunnels linking Manhattan to New Jersey and Long Island. For decades, Penn Station was a center of elegance and pride. But the ensuing rise of the airplane and automobile began to diminish train travel. Consequently, in the mid-1960s, the station was tragically destroyed. The loss inspired the birth of preservation laws in the city and the nation that would save other landmarks like Grand Central. Author Paul Kaplan recounts the trials and triumphs of New York’s Penn Station.
NEW YORK’S ORIGINAL PENN STATION
New York’s Greatest LOST L AND MAR K
Paul M. Kaplan
New York’s Original
PENN STATION The Rise and Tragic Fall of an American Landmark
The Local Solution for Indies
YourTown BRINGS LOCAL ALIVE BY CONNECTING INDIE BOOKSELLERS WITH BOOKS ABOUT, FOR AND BY THEIR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY
Dear Bookseller, One year ago, in partnership with the ABA, we launched YourTown, a program to make it easy for indies to make sure they have the ideal assortment of hyper-local books specific to their stores. We’ve been gratified by the response, as indie bookstores across the country have been requesting and receiving a Store Match which provides a list of the perfect 16 hyper-local books for any particular indie store. Now, we are excited to be adding two very distinct publishers of local titles to the Arcadia family – Wildsam, which publishes local “field guides” for the new millennium, and Pelican Publishing, which has been publishing books about New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding region for almost 100 years. As we look ahead, we could not be more pleased to be partnering with indie booksellers to advance our mission: to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Thank you for all of your support.
David Steinberger President and Chief Executive Officer Arcadia Publishing
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co-op Arcadia Publishing provides cooperative advertising allowances to reimburse retailers for advertising and promoting its titles. Arcadia offers two types of co-op. 1. Order a WIRE DISPLAY FILLED WITH BOOKS and receive up to 90 day terms or an additional 2% discount. Wire display options include: • Floor Spinner Rack (16-pockets holds 96 books) • Counter Spinner Rack (8-pockets holds 40 books) • Hanging Wire End Cap (6-pockets holds 42 books) 2. AUTHOR EVENTS. Retailers can earn promotional allowances for author events by placing a supporting order for the event plus receive an extra 2% discount on the event order. Additional funds for event promotion are available. Some examples of ways our booksellers promote events with co-op money include: refreshments, advertising, special posters, banners or displays, and author travel. All co-op expenditures must be approved in advance. Contact email@example.com to discuss these options.
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YourTown Store M Arcadia's proprietary YourTown Store Match service provides a complete assortment of titles, unique to your particular store, based on a highly detailed understanding of the local area you serve, and drawing on the more than 15,000 local interest titles published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press. It ensures the right books about the right places are selected for your particular store. For a complimentary YourTown Store Match service and to order: Contact your sales representative, firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-313-2665
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e Match Service! Highlight Your Local Section ORDER YOUR 16 TITLE STORE MATCH AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY FLOOR SPINNER Holds up to 96 books and features 16 facings Order a spinner display and receive up to 90 day terms or an additional 2% discount
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Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community.
SELEC T SER IE S IMAGES OF AMERICA BLACK AMERICA SERIES•CAMPUS HISTORY IMAGES OF MODERN AMERICA•IMAGES OF RAIL IMAGES OF SPORTS•LEGENDARY LOCALS POSTCARD HISTORY SERIES•PAST & PRESENT
Publishing varied and dynamic titles complete with rich archival materials to illuminate each text, History Press books are useful resources for research and preservation. Each book is infused with abundant local color and aimed at a general readership.
his tour of Memphis goes well beyond the traditional guidebook to oﬀer a historical urney through the Home of the ues. Explore the city’s African merican heritage from Church rk to beautiful Mason Temple, here Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his ﬁnal, prophetic eech. Visit Court Square, where young Thomas Edison delighted ildren and adults with his pular invention: the cockroach ocker. Discover hidden gems like e nineteenth-century dueling grounds on the banks of the Mississippi d a charming Depression-era country store. From Beale Street to the uﬀs, author Bill Patton traces the incomparable history of Memphis.
A rogues’ gal lery of Old Detro it
S T O RY L O V E R ’ S A HI • G U I D E TO
MEMPHIS & SHELBY COUNT Y
he Motor City boasts a long and sordid history of scoundrels, cheats and ne’erdo-wells. The wheeling and dealing prowess of founding father Antoine Cadillac is the stuﬀ of legend. Fur trader and charlatan Joseph Campau grew so corrupt and rambunctious that he was eventually excommunicated by Detroit’s beloved Father Gabriel Richard. The slovenly and eccentric Augustus Brevoort Woodward, well known as a judge but better known as a drunkard, renamed himself, reshaped the city streets and then named them after himself, creating a legion of enemies along the way. Local historian and creator of the Prohibition Detroit blog Mickey Lyons presents the stories of the colorful characters who shaped the city we know today.
Wicked icked D ETROIT
B I L L PA T T O N
M I C K E Y L YO N S
PAT TO N
A HISTORY LOVER’S GUIDE TO MEMPHIS & SHELBY COUNTY
BEALE STREET AND BEYOND
SELEC T SER IE S AMERICAN CHRONICLES AMERICAN PALATE•BRIEF HISTORY DISASTER•FORGOTTEN TALES HAUNTED AMERICA•HIDDEN HISTORY•LANDMARKS LOST•MILITARY•TRUE CRIME•WICKED
Wildsam uses unrivaled local knowledge and soulful storytelling to reveal the marrow of the world’s great place and sheds light on the lesser known, the complex, the real things that lead people into a depth-finder style of travel. More akin to Kerouac’s notebooks than traditional guidebooks, Wildsam celebrates the mysteries and magic of discovery found both near and far.
SELEC T SER IE S FIELD GUIDES INCLUDING: AUSTIN, BROOKLYN, CHARLESTON, DENVER, DETROIT, LA, NASHVILLE, NEW ORLEANS, PORTLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, ROAD TRIP GUIDES INCLUDING: AMERICAN SOUTH, DESERT SOUTHWEST, NEW ENGLAND Both the city series and road trip series explore via prose and personalities, mixing together historical anecdotes, local interviews, literary memoir and hand-drawn maps, all in service of a deep understanding of place.
Since 1926, Pelican Publishing Company has been committed to publishing books of quality and permanence that enrich the lives of those who read them. In the ninety-three years since publishing William Faulkner and William Spratling’s Sherwood Anderson and Other Creole Characters, Pelican has continued to push the perceptions of Southern publishing while remaining focused on stories of interest to generations of readers.
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b o o k s e l l e r s l o v e yo u rto w n “Arcadia made ordering extremely easy: books relevant to my area were pre-selected and it was simple to swap out if I already carried a certain title, not to mention the advantageous terms! My customers have enjoyed browsing the wide selection, which is easily viewed and accessed when displayed in the spinner. Arcadia’s offerings have been a positive addition to my store!” —Tracey Bowes, Owner, Pressed (Erie, PA) “The Arcadia Store Match has been great for us. It couldn't be easier, because they do all the work! All I had to do was express interest in the program, and shortly thereafter I received a marvelous list of appropriate regional titles. Anything that saves us time also saves us money, and our customers appreciate having a wide selection of local interest books.” —Emilie Sommer, Book Buyer, East City Bookshop (Washington, D.C.) “The YourTown Store Match was a great way to identify regional titles likely to be popular with my new customer base. Working with my wonderful sales rep, Dani McGrath, we were able to narrow the list even further to curate just the right stock for our grand opening.” —Meghan Hayden, Owner, River Bend Bookshop in (Glastonbury, CT) “We highly recommend Arcadia books for any bookstore wishing to increase their customer traffic. We started out with a handful of Arcadia books from our local area, but quickly grew the selection to include interesting books from our regional and state areas.” —Vince Hillard, Co-owner, Leana’s Books & More (Hermitage, PA) “I recently upgraded to a floor spinner and have been thrilled with the sales that it generated. It really puts these titles right in front of people, allows browsers to easily see the full cover of the book, and get a quick grasp of what waits inside.” —Jamie Anderson, Bookstore Manager, Duck’s Cottage Books and Downtown Books (Outer Banks, NC)
Consistent with our mission to preserve history on a local level, our books are printed in South Carolina on American-made paper and manufactured entirely in the United States.
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