Saturday, January 25, 2014

Strand's Rare Book Room: 'Showroom for Bibliophile Porn'

Shelf Awareness

"Welcome to the rare book room" at the Strand Book Store, the New York Daily News wrote in its profile of the "book-lined room on the top floor [that] hosts readings and other literary events, but it mostly serves as a showroom for bibliophile porn.... 

Perhaps the greatest feature of the collection is not a rare book, but the room's accessibility. Unlike other antique book dealers, the Strand's historic library is open to anyone who heads upstairs."

"Books like this are so significant," said Vasilis Terpsopoulos, who manages the rare book room with Darren Sutherland.

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