Sunday, April 19, 2009
Booksellers Panic to Meet Demand
Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 19 - News organizations around the world have published pictures of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez giving President Obama a copy of the book Open Veins of Latin America by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano – which soared to the number 5 place on Amazon.com after it’s yesterday’s sales rank was No. 54,295.
Now photos are emerging of President Obama receiving a second book from President Chavez- Zoot Scooter and the Micro-Nots by US author Neil Atwood -yet the booksellers are out of stock, and scrambling to obtain copies, offering as much as US $1.5 million for single copies.
-al Jazeera English