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strandbooks:

The secret is out.

“If you really need to know, you go to the Strand and ask for Ben.”
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In recent years, the store has put in place a computerized inventory system, but Mr. McFall relies largely on his prodigious mental map of the tens of thousands of books in the section to keep track of the waxing and waning of various titles.
A pristine copy of Gore Vidal’s Washington, D.C. had come in; so had a slightly rare copy of James Baldwin’s Just Above My Head; George Saunders’s new Tenth of December had sold out.
“It seems like a feat, but if it were your house, you’d know where things are, too,” Mr. McFall said while pulling books off shelves, almost without looking at their titles…

A lovely write-up in the New York Times for a beautiful man. We are truly lucky to have him, and so are you!

strandbooks:

The secret is out.

“If you really need to know, you go to the Strand and ask for Ben.”

….

In recent years, the store has put in place a computerized inventory system, but Mr. McFall relies largely on his prodigious mental map of the tens of thousands of books in the section to keep track of the waxing and waning of various titles.

A pristine copy of Gore Vidal’s Washington, D.C. had come in; so had a slightly rare copy of James Baldwin’s Just Above My Head; George Saunders’s new Tenth of December had sold out.

“It seems like a feat, but if it were your house, you’d know where things are, too,” Mr. McFall said while pulling books off shelves, almost without looking at their titles…

A lovely write-up in the New York Times for a beautiful man. We are truly lucky to have him, and so are you!

— 1 year ago with 372 notes
#The Strand  #Books  #NYC 

fluent-in-lesbianism:

forsciencejohn:

when I say “I wish they would turn this book into a movie” what I really mean is “I wish they would turn this book into a 17-hour-long spectacle that includes every single solitary detail and doesn’t deviate at all from the storyline and has perfect casting”

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— 1 year ago with 294492 notes
#books 

unypl:

“New York,” by Edward Rutherfurd

Read New York

I photographed him first in the middle of May. He was still in the beginning of the book then, as the picture shows. I was happy to see him again, to see that he was reaching the end of it. I photographed him again. Then I sat there realizing how I had a little collection of pictures of him now. I wanted to tell him but I worried about how to say it. He happened to look up with a smile, so I just told him. He said he was aware of me when I photographed him that other time, and he was delighted by the chance that I encountered him again. He was very interested in this project and he continued on to express how he felt about the subways in general. “I love it here,” he said. “Even when I’m not coming from or going to work, it’s great to be here.” “There’s a stillness here,” he said. “The atmosphere is just great.” I completely agree with him, and he’s a great part of what makes it so.  

This made me cry a little. 

— 2 years ago with 847 notes
#unypl  #feelings  #books  #reading  #love 
Books for tall people.
Books for tall people.

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— 2 years ago with 37316 notes
#lol  #books