Paul R. Bienvenue is the author of "The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz," which examines all of Baum's published book-length works with unprecedented simplicity and clarity, and additionally covers the Oz books of his major successors. The book is thoroughly illustrated with hundreds of photos of rare books, artwork, posters and related ephemera, most in full color. The book has been awarded the 2009 Gold Medal for Best Reference Book by the Independent Publisher's Book Awards (the 13th Annual "IPPYs"), as well as Silver Medals from the Eric Hoffer Awards and the Benjamin Franklin Awards. Paul is the proprietor of March Hare Books, a rare book service specializing in Baum and Oz-related material.
The Oz-Stravaganza! festival held June 3-5 in Chittenango, NY is shaping up to be the BEST Oz Festival EVER! Authors and authorities, Original 1939 MGM "Wizard of Oz" actors, Baum family decendants, and a host of surprises! Make your plans now to attend Oz-Stravaganza! 2011.