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Scott Esposito

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How Bay Area distributors get some of the best books into your hands
By Scott Esposito (May 01, 2003)
Our local Bay Area book distributors prove that not all middlemen are evil. In fact, if you're a fan of creative books that may not be commercially viable enough for the likes of Random House, you'll appreciate our Bay Area book distributors. Without firms like Publishers Group West (PGW), Small Press Distribution (SPD), and Bookpeople, many independent presses would find their markets shrinking precipitously, in some cases even down to zero. More »
John H. McWhorter's The Power of Babel
By Scott Esposito (Mar 15, 2003)
There's an old joke among linguists that goes: "What separates a language from a dialect? An army and a navy." The point the joke makes, that the distinction between language and dialect relies more on geopolitics than science, is a central idea behind John McWhorter's new paperback, The Power of Babel. In his book, McWhorter explains how the first language, spoken 150,000 years ago, transformed into the 6,000 languages spoken today. More »
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