The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding by Camilla Huey

Introduction to Camilla Huey’s The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding. May – September, 2013.  The Morris-Jumel Mansion,  New York City. May – July, 2016.  The Henry Clay House, Lexington, Kentucky. By Kurt Thometz “You have heard me speak of a Miss Wollstonecraft, who has written something on the French Revolution; she […]

Occupy Strand

If you have ever sold a book for or to the Strand you know there is nothing new in being taken advantage of by the Bass’s.  When we parted company in 1975, over the then deplorable working conditions, poverty wages, the abusive attitude of management to staff and the unionization of the shop, it was […]

The Book Problem

The Book Problem Were the problem book people like us, it would soon go away. It is not our weaknesses, or our sentimentality, or our nostalgia. It’s As If’ we’ve become obsolete and we haven’t. By ‘we,’ I mean We the People of the Book: Jews, Christians, Islamic people and a lot of people who […]