Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co

Harcourt Brace Company, 1999 - 337 páginas
For twenty years, from 1977 to 1997, Books & Co. was one of the premier independent bookstores in the country. Stocking a wide range of quality fiction and nonfiction, Books & Co. was the kind of bookstore writers and readers dream about: a place where reading was an adventure, where interesting works would always be available, where writers would congregate to share ideas and discuss their writing. Its closing, in a rent dispute with the Whitney Museum of Art, caused a media sensation as readers and book lovers decried the end of a cultural icon. In Bookstore, Lynne Tillman tells the story of this legendary store and its determined founder, Jeannette Watson, with help from the voices of Brendan Gill, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, Susan Sontag, Paul Auster, Simon Schama, Lyn Chase, Susan Cheever, Leila Hadley, J.D. McClatchy, Richard Howard, and many more. And the story goes beyond the walls of the store itself to explore the state of publishing and bookselling in a time when the very landscape of the book world has shifted radically. A fascinating account of business, books, and writerly aspiration, Bookstore is a vital window into a world so many have fantasized about.

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I envy Jeannette Watson. For almost twenty years, she ran an independent bookstore in New York City patronized by the country's greatest writers and thinkers. She writes, "There's a significance ... Leer comentario completo

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Books & Co., located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, was a leading independent bookstore from 1977 to 1997. The store was a booklover's dream: it sponsored a fabulous series of readings and became a ... Leer comentario completo


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Lynne Tillman is the author of several books, including The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory 1965-1967 and the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist No Lease on Life. She teaches creative writing at Bard College and lives in New York.

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