Birds and Books

Watching the great documentary, The Booksellers, about the New York rare book world inspired this weekend’s reading list of Book Row by Marvin Mondlin and Roy Meador about “the American story of the bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s” and Old Books, Rare Friends by Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern “about the companionship of two rare friends and their shared passion for old books.”  The movie and books brought back wonderful memories of all the fascinating characters I’ve met in used bookstores and on the pages as I always left with a stack of books.