Footnotes* from the world's greatest bookstores *true tales and lost moments from book buyers, booksellers, and book lovers

Bob Eckstein

Book - 2016

"From beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, Footnotes from the Worlds Greatest Bookstores invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories,"--Amazon.com.

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Subjects
Genres
Anecdotes
Published
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers [2016]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm
ISBN
9780553459272
0553459279
Main Author
Bob Eckstein (artist)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A cartoonist from the New Yorker provides an illustrated tour of seventy-five of the world's most beloved bookstores while offering historical information on each and anecdotes from their owners, employees, and customers.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A cartoonist from the New Yorker provides a charming, illustrated tour through the worldÆs most beloved bookstores, including historical information on each and interesting anecdotes from their owners, employees and customers.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A New York Times BestsellerFrom the beloved New Yorker cartoonist comes a collection of paintings and stories from some of the world’s most cherished bookstores. This collection of 75 evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, thinkers and artists of our time, including David Bowie, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Roz Chast, Deepak Chopra, Bob Odenkirk, Philip Glass, Jonathan Ames, Terry Gross, Mark Maron, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Chris Ware, Molly Crabapple, Amitav Ghosh, Alice Munro, Dave Eggers, and many more.  Page by page, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, and cheerfully confessional.