I'm from Maryland and John Waters is my favorite famous hometown boy. (I'm reading his new hitchhiking memoir Carsick now.) I serendipitously met him once at a gallery in P-town and he was just as engaging one-on-one as he is in this video—a recent interview from the LIVE from the NYPL series. Unsurprisingly, Waters is a great story-teller and in it, he talks about his book collection (think cou... [more]
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The New York Public Library owes Donald Davis, proprietor of East Village Books on St. Marks Place, a debt of gratitude. Davis recently nabbed Andrew Hansen, a book thief who has repeatedly stolen from the NYPL. Hanson has been stealing from the library for years and the NYPL had distributed his picture to bookshops throughout the city. Hansen stole numerous books from the library and then attempt... [more]
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