Bookstores Are Just A Small Notch Below The Library In Our Pantheon Of Cultural Institutions, But They Are There

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Bodhi Tree—Los Angeles, California

We liked it the first time around, and appreciate his extension:

DRAWING THE WORLD’S GREATEST BOOKSTORES

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It was a little more than two years ago that I walked around New York, drawing pictures of the city’s endangered landmark bookstores. The modest feature, published on this site, struck a nerve with book lovers and set in motion a project to draw a full collection of bookstores around the world. I ultimately chose seventy-five stores to feature in “Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores.” Here is a selection:

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City Lights—San Francisco, California

See the remainder of the drawings here.

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