We may be in for another banh mi shortage. A third and fourth printing are underway but I noticed that Amazon is out of stock and not shipping for at least 2 weeks. Barnes and Noble and other e-tailers have the books but if you need one fast, check a local vendor. Because The Banh Mi Handbook is a well-priced book with broad appeal, I've been wondering who was selling it.
Ten Speed Press publisher Hannah Rahill kindly sent me a list of where the book is being sold. I omitted large entities such as Amazon and B&N, as well as huge book distributors that channel books to retailers large and small.
What remains on the list is below -- businesses that have established accounts with Random House, the parent company of Ten Speed Press. A smattering of them deal with specific customers, such as librarians! I'm not familiar with all of the vendors below. There are well over 200 entities on the master list. However, I've noted that the list includes old fashioned bookstores, specialty food markets as well as universities, museums, houseware shops, and lifestyle boutiques.
If you're familiar with one of these retailers, tell them "Thank you!" for me. And, let me know what they're about. Of course if you think a retailer ought to carry the book, suggest it. You never know. . .
I wrote the banh mi book as an effort to get more people cooking and eating Viet food on a regular basis. Hopefully, this long and varied list of retailers excites you as it does me!