Start here to learn how to use this blog..... You are about to explore SNB adventures from my (Amy's) perspective ... Stuart's website links to this blog, but Stuart does NOT write these posts. This "Your Guide" posts updates monthly.For the latest news on Stuart Ng Books, you can follow SNB on Facebook or Twitter. To receive Stuart's email newsletter (with lots of exclusive offers) use this link from the SNB website: http://stuartngbooks.com/join-our-mailing-list.html
For info on ordering books, and a website chock full of our extensive inventory, start at the homepage for SNB: http://stuartngbooks.com/
Welcome to the realm of Bride of Bookseller. The posts are all written by me. This blog exists to educate and entertain by sharing resources that can benefit artists.
Then these categories of highlighted posts:
INCLUDES LINKS TO 2020 COVID-19 POSTS
3) ART LIFE -- RESOURCES AND EXHIBITIONS
4) SCIENCE THEMED POSTS
5) ACTIVITIES and ATTRACTIONS NEAR SNB TORRANCE STORE
6) HORSE OF COURSE
7) POSTS FROM 2011 --MOST ACTIVE YEAR ON THE BLOG
8) OTHER POPULAR TOPICS/POSTS
Stuart Ng Books is very small business in Torrance, CA. Our niche is books on illustration, animation and comic art. Our wonderful, loyal patrons are artists, students and collectors in these fields.
We started in the genteel era of hands-on bookselling, before the internet. We were mentored by colleagues, some of whose stores folded under the pressures from Amazon. We weathered the transition to websites. Stuart worked hard to build a brand in this tough business environment. Our bookstore started as a printed mail-order catalog. I say "our" bookstore because it was just the two of us for years. We had a book room in the house for inventory. The dining room table was the packing station for mail orders. I was the voice on the phone, processed orders, and schlepped boxes to the post office. But it's called Stuart Ng Books for a reason. Once the books started earning their way and moved into a store location, I was ready to segue into BTS (behind-the-scenes) mode.
Sales are still mostly mail order. Stuart ships books all over the world. In addition to our website and Torrance store location, we sell books at conventions and the occasional special event expo or festival. Scroll down for links for convention appearances. Here are two examples of expos/festivals:
See "FAQ," "Stewardship" and "Legacy Books" for posts about bringing YOU the benefits of a devoted rare bookseller in world where mom and pop bookstores are themselves becoming endangered!
NOVEMBER 2011 POSTS:
9 POSTS on CTNX
(includes posts on REGIS LOISEL http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/ctnx-2011-regis-loisel.html
TERRYL WHITLATCH (This post updated 6/14; added you tube interview with her from Academy of Art University) http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/ctnx-2011-terryl-whitlatch.html
and SKETCHTRAVEL book US DEBUT and SIGNING) http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/ctnx-2011-sketchtravel-debut-signing.html
ANIMAL ANTICS.... SNB publication of Pres Romanillos sketchbook previewed here on the blog. http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2011/11/ctnx-2011-pres-romanilllos-sketchbook.html
A set of three "FAMILY FUN" POSTS ON ANNUAL MODEL TRAIN SHOW (oct 30th 2011) http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/train-show-2011-live-wire-train-town.html