Member - Richard Polese, Santa Fe NM
Richard Polese was one of the creators of NMBA in 1994. He served as our President, our Executive Director, and much more. He wrote the "Points & Picas" book news column for our monthly LIBRO for some 25 years.
Richard helped create and put to press our Publisher and Authors Showcase Catalog, served NMBA publishers at regional and national books shows, and oversaw publication of several editions of New Mexico's Book World which included all bookstores, libraries, and publishers in the state. He helped produce our Publisher and Authors Showcase Catalog, often served NMBA publishers and authors at regional and national book shows, and helped produce Southwest BookViews magazine. Richard oversaw publication of several editions of New Mexico's Book World, which included all bookstores, libraries and publishers across our state.
He has been active in book production, authorship, and marketing since his first job in Santa Fe, typesetting and letterpress printing at The Stagecoach Press in the1960s.
Richard is the owner of Ocean Tree Books, a nonfiction publisher of travel, regional and peace-building titles for more than three decades.