[Slightly faded, slightly stained. Heck, it’s just a bookmark.]
A Gotham Book Mart bookmark, probably from somewhere in the 1980s. Leave it to the Gotham to advertise itself by using an exchange name — PLaza 7-0367 — long after the days of exchange names. The art is no doubt the work of Edward Gorey.
On what must have been my last visit to the Gotham’s 47th Street location, my fambly and I ascended to the second floor (I’d never been), to see an exhibit of Edward Gorey’s work. My son the cartoonist was pretty excited. Ben, do you remember that time?
Paperback Booksmith (now Brookline Booksmith)
Strand Book Store
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Michael Leddy at 6:18 AM