Rare Latino Books Up For Sale In NM

Jul 26, 2013

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is selling some of its rare and out-of-print titles by Latino authors.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Albuquerque-based cultural center will put the rare books up for sale Saturday after collecting them for 13 years.

Carl Vasquez, director of History & Literary Arts at the NHCC, says this is the first time the center has had a sale like this.

Some of the books that will be available for sale are by authors John L. Kessell, Fray Angelico Chavez, Isabel Allende, Sabine Ulibarri, Tey Diana Rebolledo and New Mexico-born Rudolfo Anaya.

There are plenty of Anaya's books for sale — one title is a first edition of Anaya's 1979 novel, "Tortuga."

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