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A Requiem for Secondhand Books

by 07/01/2011
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village, West Village

Peter Wortsman sifted through a dumpster full of singed books after the legendary Eighth Street Bookshop burned down.

The Bookie

by 07/01/2011
Neighborhood: Flatbush

Hillary Miller reflects on the small neighborhood bookstore in Flatbush, Mostly Books and remembers its owner, Sandy Tishcoff.


by 05/12/2008
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh didn’t quite remember that 311 is the number you call if you’re really concerned about graffiti.

From Kobe, Japan to New York City (and Back Again)

by 04/11/2008
Neighborhood: East Village

As the young son of the American Consul-General to Japan industrial centers, Meakin Armstrong endured many things.

Sharing Vectors with Jesse Lee

by 03/07/2008
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Is it because he’s crazy, or is it because he’s from South Carolina?

I Am Not a Crook!

by 02/10/2008
Neighborhood: Brooklyn

Joseph E. Scalia was once a book stealer, towel stealer, and battery stealer. Now he's admitting it.

Fitzmas Past

by 12/22/2006
Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Maureen Dowd has spent most of her life in Washington, and so what little she knows about doormen she gets from TV

Thirteen Moments From Kate’s Paperie

by 06/04/2006
Neighborhood: West Village

He sat there all day in front of a stack of his book, A Year In New York, signing and drawing

Back Room Clown

by 06/04/2006
Neighborhood: West Village

We who had fawned and flounced and guzzles and still received no takers in the gay bars this evening have resigned ourselves

Hood Books & High Culture

by 05/22/2006
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Are books the new crack? The author has nothing against it if they are

The Community Bookstore

by 09/16/2004
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens

I ask him about his wild-eyed, late-night caller, and am about to apologize for the mess I’ve dragged him into, when he laughs.

Bonnie Slotnick’s Cookbooks and the Feminine Mystique

by Thomas Beller 10/21/2001
Neighborhood: Manhattan, West Village

In a cozy niche in the West Village a bookstore creates a world of atmosphere and history with is speciality of cookbooks. Not to be missed.