Dig up rare classics at this book fair
Yesterday, the Columbus Circle Borders hosted its last event: a well-attended reading from Hair: The Story of the Show that Defined a Generation, followed by cast performances. A young boy sitting toward the back had his nose stuck in a graphic novel (paper, not digital) through almost the wh ... More >>
Thanks to TONY for letting us know: the Librairie Francaise is closing. Rockefeller Center has raised the French booksellers' rent from $360,000 a year to -- get this -- $1 million. David Rockefeller accommodated the library in 1935 to lend a touch of class to the new Center, but who goes to Rockefe ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 16, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 17 Book Row By John Wilcock In a leisurely age that seems not so long ago, husbands and wives could always find plenty to do in the area around Broadway and 10th Street. The big attraction was the splendid ol ... More >>
You can see how much jam it takes to start a business in New York nowadays from the example of Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, profiled today at Brooklyn Based. At her own blog she writes, "booksellers are tough, and relish a challenge." They better be -- Bagnulo, who's been in the bookselling game for ei ... More >>
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