Specially selected offering of bestselling titles in popular categories from the leading global publisher is now available to shoppers at innovative new marketplace
NEW YORK, January 15—Beginning today, leading global publisher Simon & Schuster will introduce two new boutique shops to 11 Main, a new online shopping destination for specialty shops and boutiques. One of the boutiques will feature a selection of carefully chosen books in categories including bestselling fiction, nonfiction and history, children’s books, illustrated books, cookbooks, and box sets; the second boutique will be dedicated to products from the company’s acclaimed Pimsleur Language Program.
“We’re delighted to bring Simon & Schuster books to this exciting new shopping destination,” said Michael Selleck, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Simon & Schuster. “11 Main is truly an innovative way for discerning shoppers to find what they want, and to discover new and interesting products they may not have been aware of. We think 11 Main shoppers will be pleased to find this highly-curated collection of some of our most well-regarded and popular books, offered at competitive prices and easily discovered alongside the many other unique products and shops on the site. Since the very first days of our company we have sought new ways to bring our books to readers wherever they may be, and establishing this direct-to-consumer presence on 11 Main, with its unique shopping experience, fits squarely within that tradition.”
“At 11 Main, we’re continuously looking for ways to add amazing shops and products to our growing platform,” said Mike Effle, president and general manager, 11 Main. “We share in Simon & Schuster’s commitment to helping people discover 2 compelling content. We’re excited to have such a well-respected brand be part of 11 Main’s hand-selected collection of specialty shops and boutiques.”
In keeping with its objective to offer a small and thoughtfully chosen offering, Simon & Schuster’s list of titles on 11 Main will evolve throughout the year to reflect seasons, holidays and other milestones, and that will complement the types of products and gifts an 11 Main shopper might be searching for at a given time.
Among the acclaimed and bestselling titles currently being offered to 11 Main shoppers at the Simon & Schuster boutique are THE BULLY PULPIT, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s celebrated biography of Teddy Roosevelt; book club favorite and long-running fiction bestseller THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by ML Stedman; THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls, the latest novel from the author of THE GLASS CASTLE; the stirring nonfiction bestseller THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan; highly illustrated works including THE WEST POINT HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR and THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP, and pop-up books by the undisputed master-of-the-art Robert Sabuda. Children’s books include titles from beloved series and authors such as CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM; OLIVIA; Eric Carle, Matthew van Fleet and bestselling young adult authors including Judy Blume, Ellen Hopkins and Scott Westerfeld.
The Pimsleur shop will include 3 different product lines in the language learning program: the introductory Pimsleur Conversational program, Pimsleur Comprehensive, and Pimsleur Unlimited interactive software. Available languages range from the most popular, such as Spanish and French, to Mandarin, Arabic, Dari, Croatian and Ojibwe.
Collectors will be excited to find signed copies of Walter Isaacson’s iconic biography STEVE JOBS, Anjelica Huston’s acclaimed memoir A STORY TOLD LATELY, Edgar-award winner James Lee Burke’s WAYFARING STRANGER, and DOMINIQUE ANSEL: The Secret Recipes, from the creator of the Cronut.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
About 11 Main, Inc.
Inspired by the shopping experience found on Main Streets across America, 11 Main, Inc. brings together a hand-selected collection of specialty shops and boutiques into a new online shopping destination. As an invitation-only marketplace, 11 Main gives participating shops access to consumers, technology, partners, and services previously unavailable to them. Shoppers can discover those specialty shops that fit their personality and sense of style from a growing community of specialty merchants they may otherwise never find. 11 Main features a unique selection of shops and products across a variety of categories, including Fashion & Style, Home & Outdoor, Jewelry & Watches, Baby & Kids, Collecting & Art, and Crafts, Hobbies & Toys. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, 11 Main, Inc. is an Alibaba Group Company. For more information, please visit www.11Main.com.
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