Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s Annual Summer Book Sale Offers Treasures To Discover At Bargain Prices


Shoppers will find thousands of Books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, LP’s and more!


For lovers of packaged entertainment in all forms, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s Big Summer Book Sale is not to be missed. One of the best sales of the summer, this is your chance to stock up on summer reading, movies, music, and those unexpected treasures you might find in the stacks.


The sale will be held on July 5 and July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on July 7 from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at the Sahara West Library located at 9600 West Sahara Avenue.


Books and materials are divided up into categories as follows: cookbooks, health, history, textbooks, autobiography, sports, travel, law, computer, art, music, self-help, diet, science, fiction, non-fiction, romance, teens and kids’ books, as well as DVDs, CDs, and LPs.


“We receive thousands of wonderful donations from the community,” Keiba Crear, president of the Library District Foundation, said. “This includes donations from people who are downsizing to smaller homes, estate book collections, public agencies such as consulates, and a local doctor who drops off beautiful new tabletop art books every month. We have a number of book sales throughout the year but our summer sale is by far our largest.”


Members of the public are sure to find amazing treasures and bargains galore on books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and more, with some items discounted as low as 50 cents. All proceeds and donations go to fund new resources and priority projects for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Foundation, such as Teacher Tutors, Teen Tech Labs, and the new Nevada CareerExplorer.


According to Dr. Ronald R. Heezen, executive director of the Library District, the sale has long been a favorite of book collectors.


“You never know when a first edition, special collection, or signed author’s copy may pop up unexpectedly,” Dr. Heezen said. “Last year, one lucky customer discovered a signed copy of ‘Fortunately, The Milk’ by Neil Gaiman an award-winning British author. Gaiman is noteworthy as he is the first author to win both the Newberry Medal and the Carnegie Medal for the same work. The customer gasped when she found it and everyone around her said she had won the lottery!”


The Library District Foundation sponsors several other book sales during the year, including:


  • The Teacher’s Book Sale on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clark County Library, where teachers receive deep discounts in order to stock their shelves for the coming school year.


  • Centennial Hills Library Book Sale August 24 and 25 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is another giant public sale organized by over 20 library volunteers.


  • Sahara West Winter Sale on December 6, 7, and 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the book DVDs, CDs, and LPs lovers on your gift list!

Book sales are free and open to the public, but be sure to stop by the customer service desk to obtain your free library card, and unlock a world of discovery!


Caesars Palace Reveals All-New Appian Way Shops


Fully renovated shopping destination features seven new stores offering rare finds and
unique-to-Vegas items, right in the heart of the Strip
 Caesars Palace, the world-class destination resort and casino in Las Vegas, has announced a new lineup of stores in the newly remodeled Appian Way Shops. Spanning more than 22,000 square feet, the new Appian Way Shops features more than 15 distinctive stores, several of which can only be found right in the heart of Caesars Palace.
One-of-a-kind stores such as Bottlehood, H•O•M•E and Jimmy Crystal have opened their flagship U.S. locations at Appian Way Shops, while brands like King Baby and P!Q are making their Las Vegas debuts. Popular stores such as Optica and Olive & Beauty are also expanding their presence in Vegas with new locations inside the shopping destination. Additional stores which have also undergone renovations include Emperor’s Essentials, Carina, Vittorio, Travel Plus, Colosseum Cigars and Forever Flawless.
This eco-friendly company repurposes glass beverage bottles and wine barrels, turning them into beautiful glassware, serve ware and jewelry. Through a combined effort with Caesars Entertainment, the company repurposes approximately 260,000 post-consumer bottles each year that would otherwise be going into our nation’s largest landfill. The eco-friendly products include a broad range of glassware including shot glasses, juice glasses, tumblers, vases, light fixtures and jewelry.
This one-of-a-kind store brings together an eclectic mix of unique and rare finds sourced from around the globe. Items range from decorative accents, to inspirational pieces, to one-of-a-kind antiques dating back to ancient Chinese dynasties.
Jimmy Crystal
Based in New York City, this fashion-forward jewelry and accessories company has been dazzling the world with one-of-a-kind designs for more than 21 years. Designs include stunning eye-wear, jewelry, handbags, watches and home décor, each incorporating exclusive Swarovski crystal elements. The flagship location at Appian Way Shops will allow shoppers to create custom jewelry designs.
P!Q is a brand-new store concept by THE SARUT GROUP, the New York City-based, internationally acclaimed leader in the gift industry. P!Q features unique finds, home accessories, games, children’s products, eclectic brands and more – from stylish duds, to arty books, to nostalgic souvenirs. Guests will be inspired by the colorful atmosphere and the unique selection of P!Q’s extraordinary merchandise.
King Baby
Rooted in the freedom of the open road and in the spirit of rock n’ roll, King Baby Studio has launched its first Las Vegas store at Appian Way Shops. The brand, which has a large celebrity following from Taylor Swift, to Howard Stern, is known for its handcrafted sterling silver pieces with elements of precious stones, 18-karat gold, onyx, beads and leather.
Optica, a boutique by the leading retailer of luxury eyewear, Luxury Optical Holdings, has opened its 15th Las Vegas location at the Appian Way Shops. With an extensive selection of premier luxury brands including Cartier, Chrome Hearts, Prada, Gucci and Dior, the boutique is also home to a large selection of its own exclusive line of eyewear, Morgenthal Frederics. Handcrafted from the finest materials, Morgenthal Frederics’ signature one-of-a-kind buffalo horn frames make up the largest collection of luxury horn frames in the world.
Olive & Beauty
This delicious tasting experience has made its way to Las Vegas Strip. Olive & Beauty, an exotic boutique store carrying the finest and freshest olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the world, offers hundreds of varieties along with gourmet spices, pastas, gift baskets, gifts and olive oil-based skin care and cosmetics.
Offering the latest in women’s fashions, Carina carries the hottest clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories. Brands include Joseph Ribkoff, True Religion, Alberto Makali, Betsey Johnson, Jessica Simpson and Vince Camuto.
Colosseum Cigars
Colosseum Cigars remains a little jewel box inside Caesars Palace offering the best selection of cigars for everyone from the occasional smoker to seasoned aficionados. In addition to such brands as Ashton, Padron, A. Fuente, Diamond Crown, Opus X and La Flor Dominicana, the store also offers and collection of pre-embargo Cuban cigars.
Travel +
A premier supplier of elegant and cost effective travel solutions, Travel + carries a variety of designers and manufacturers such as Rimowa, Samsonite, Victorniox, Delsey and more. Guests can browse from a large selection of suitcases, handbags, wallets, backpacks, business cases, laptop cases, luggage, and travel accessories.
This fashion forward store has received a fresh new look. Vittorio offers a variety of fine Italian leather handbags and accessories.
Forever Flawless
This boutique encourages guests to put their best face forward, offering an array of skincare and cosmetics.
Emperor’s Essentials
This revamped store offers a large selection of beer, wine, liquor, snacks and accessories, including a large selection of Caesars Palace-branded merchandise.
World renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 181-room Nobu Hotel. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world class Las Vegas entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit or to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas named World’s Best Hotel in Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards

Yesterday (Nov. 29, 2012), popular social travel website Gogobot released its first Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards, naming The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as the World’s Best Hotel.  Selected entirely by Gogobot users – a pool of 2.5 million travelers who have visited 60,000 destinations – The Cosmopolitan also won top honors in the category for Best Hotels in North America, and Las Vegas received recognition as the 6th best travel destination worldwide.

The Cosmopolitan has made an undeniably positive impression on the global travel community, touted by Gogobot users for its “terrace suites with wraparound views,” “sexy interior” and The Chandelier, a three-story bar encased in 2 million Swarovski crystals where “you don’t have to be a millionaire to feel like one.”  Nearing its second birthday on Dec. 15, the resort is younger than any other on the Strip and has cultivated a loyal, widespread audience in a short amount of time.  With its unmatched entertainment venues and live acts, culturally progressive art programs, boutique retail partners, award winning restaurant collection, 100,000 square feet of gaming space, and dedication to creating an always-evolving experience for guests, The Cosmopolitan is at the forefront of a newer, edgier Las Vegas that continues to emerge.

Career Breaks … the new vacation?


Career Breaks … the new vacation?

Oct. 18 marks nationwide event designed to educate workforce on how to realize travel dreams

Ever dreamed of taking six months off to go to another country? Or to travel and see the world beyond Nevada? On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Meet, Plan, Go! (MPG) is hosting a local event in Las Vegas to teach the community the ins and outs of making a career-break a reality. 

The event, which takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 3085 East Russell Road, features four panelists – two career breakers, a life coach and a financial advisor. The discussion will focus on everything from first-hand experiences to the intricacies of planning a career break, to determining if a career break is right for the individual. The goal? To let people know they can take a career break.

“Because we live in a society that doesn’t find value in taking time off, we wanted to create a community for people who do want to break out of the norm and travel for an extended period of time,” said MPG co-founder Sherry Ott.

Panelists for the event are:

– Abby Tegnelia, editor of Vegas Magazine/travel blogger, former ex-pat (expatriate)

– Diana Edelman, public relations professional/travel blogger, former long-term traveler

– Judy Irving, life coach

– Becky Buckley, certified financial planner

 “When assembling the panel I wanted to make sure attendees could come away from the evening with a firm idea of what to expect from a career break, along with the tools necessary to do something of this magnitude,” said JoAnna Haugen, MPG’s localhost. “This event is designed to offer participants the opportunity to meet inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to plan the trip of a lifetime; and to start taking concrete steps forward to go on an adventure.”

In addition to offering tools and resources for planning a career break, they will also address the main concerns that prevent people from taking a career break, usually centered around financial, career-related, societal, and safety concerns.

Today, career breaks are becoming more and more of an option for workers. Last year, more than 2,400 people registered for the inaugural MPG event – 23 percent of which were in a trip planning stage pre-event. In a post-event survey, that number rose to 41 percent. “We want career breaks to be more acceptable in America,” says co-founder Michaela Potter. “In fact, we would love to see a career break on every resume. And with the support of our 17 inspiring hosts, their panelists, and our sponsors, including Intrepid Travel, we are making great inroads to achieving that goal.”

In addition to the Las Vegas event, this year’s MPG locations include: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington DC and Toronto.
Registration for the nationwide event is currently open. For more information, or to register:

Diamond Cake Magazine Premieres in Las Vegas


Diamond Cake Magazine Premieres in Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ New Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Branding Book to Feature
High-Quality Fashion, Real Estate, Art and Highlight Philanthropy

Diamond Cake Magazine, a new luxury lifestyle publication and branding book premieres in Las Vegas with its October issue. Diamond Cake will highlight the finest Las Vegas has to offer by featuring high-quality fashion, real estate, arts, society, entertainment, dining and travel and will be delivered to the city’s most affluent homes.

“We have developed a new approach for a lifestyle publication, one that focuses on a single community of people through the art of engagement with superior content, living ads, social media and philanthropy,” said Jimmy Foster, owner of Whispering Giants and publisher of Diamond Cake. “Diamond Cake was tailor-made to celebrate the people, places and things that are important to our readers.”

Diamond Cake provides insightful, forward-thinking and indispensible coverage with the highest level of design and editorial quality while being visually stunning. The magazine has enlisted Matt Kelemen, former editor of the Vegas edition of 944 Magazine – to develop the editorial direction. In addition, Diamond Cake has enlisted a dedicated editorial team of industry experts to cover the latest in luxury offerings and trends giving the readers first-hand coverage of Las Vegas’ best. The magazine will feature the following sections: High Society, Finer Things, Entrepreneur, Instant Style, Destination, Close Up, In Motion, Gallery to name a few.  
“Diamond Cake provides a decadent, high-quality publication that allows the reader to indulge, experience and influence while allowing advertising partners to customize their living ads forming a relationship with the reader, said Jimmy Foster. “Each month the magazine will come to life before your eyes and those in the know will figure it out – you either get it or you don’t.”

Diamond Cake is an event-centric publication and throughout the year as a way to celebrate each issue, Diamond Cake will host exclusive events to highlight profiled individuals, philanthropies and advertisers by offering new business opportunities and growth for its partners. Philanthropy is the backbone of the magazine and one important goal of Diamond Cake is to foster relationships for the charitable organizations and magazine partners through exclusive events.  

Published by Whispering Giants, a marketing boutique firm and the creative force behind the magazine, Diamond Cake was created to celebrate the lifestyles of the people that directly receive the publication.

Diamond Cake offers advertising opportunities for select businesses and key individuals allowing them to reach 15,000 + readers each month. Anyone who appreciates the finer things life has to offer will want to receive this luxury lifestyle magazine & branding book. Subscriptions to Diamond Cake are available for $240 per year for 12 issues.

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About Diamond Cake: A Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Branding Book
Diamond Cake is Las Vegas’ new luxury lifestyle magazine & branding book. Created to celebrate and highlight the people, places and things that are connected and important to the readers whose homes the publication is delivered to Diamond Cake delivers the highest quality of editorial coverage in areas of high-society, fashion, art, philanthropy, real estate and more. In addition, Diamond Cake has partnered with Shapiro & Sher Group, Las Vegas’ most recognizable and prestigious real estate firm. This luxury lifestyle & branding book is a top-quality, visually stunning, decadent publication for the discerning reader. The magazine sheds light on industry leaders, visionaries, brand and image professionals and luxury products. Published by Whispering Giants and released monthly, Diamond Cake will premiere its first issue in September 2011. Digital versions and subscriptions are available online at or at select luxury retail venues in Las Vegas.  

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