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Book Row The city has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place There, for nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived the New York Booksellers Row, or, commonly, Book Row This illustrated memoir features historical photographs and is richly anecdotal, and as American as the rags to riches tale of the Strand, which began its life as a book stall on Eighth Street and today houses 2.5 million volumes in twelve miles of space A story cast with colorful characters like the book dealer George D Smith the irascible Russian born book hunter Peter Stammer, the visionary Theodore C Schulte Lou Cohen, founder of the still surviving Argosy Book Store gentleman bookseller George Rubinowitz and his legendarily shrewish wife, Jenny, Book Row remembers names and places that all lovers, readers, buyers, sellers, and collectors of books should never forget Rising rents, street crime, urban redevelopment, television are many of the reasons for the demise of Book Row, but in this volume, based on interviews with dozens of the people who bought, sold, and collected there, it lives again. Download Book Row By Marvin Mondlin – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I have to admit I m divided on this book As a 4 5 block slice of New York City history, it s thoroughly researched and reported and many times engaging, with some real characters from a decidedly off center cache And as an insider s look at a burgeoning book trade withbook shelves per square block than we re ever likely to see again sadly , I found it in turn wistfully nostalgic in both the descriptions of dead booksellers and quotes from the ones still alive, and elegiac in its ruminat I have to admit I m divided on this book As a 4 5 block slice of New York City history, it s thoroughly researched and reported and many times engaging, with some real chara...

  2. I was hoping this book would beof a critical history than this flat out accounting and recounting of the bookstores that populated the Fourth Avenue stretch of New York City from the 1940s 1990s This is not to say it wasn t extensively researched, and I sympathize greatly with the authors desire to illuminate the sellers who are often absent from book history But, there might have been ways to incorporate...

  3. I had to give up on this book but will probably return to it as a reference source.I just couldn t get past the writing style I ve been writing and re writing this trying to find a way to describe it that s not overly snarky, but I can t, so instead I ll just link to John s review which is pretty solid and says everything I want to say in a constructive way I also echo his recommendations of which chapters to focus on.https www.goodreads.com review showAnyone interested in the history of I had to give up on this book but will probably return to it as a reference source.I just couldn t get past the writing style I ve been writing and re writing this trying to find a way to describe it that s not overly snarky, but...

  4. Book Row existed on Fourth St in New York It was a row of secondhand bookstores dating back to the early 20th century This book is what it claims to be, an anecdotal and pictorial it could usepictures of some of thecolorful shops that made up Book Row The anecdotes are interesting and have done much to tickle the imagination of this bookseller I do find that it is sometimes slow going as the authors will reiterate a lot of material without adding to it Overall it is wonderful Book Row existed on Fourth St in New York It was a row of secondhand bookstores dating back to the early 20th century This book is what it claims to be, an anecdotal and pictorial it could usepictures of some of thecolorful shops that made up Book Row The anecdotes are interesting and have done much to tickle the imagination of this bookseller I do find that it is sometimes slow...

  5. NYC s fourth street, in the good old days.

  6. Very enjoyable history of the famous NYC Book Row As it turns out my late Aunt used to shop there all the time