Comely attractions.

The Private Library and the House of Execution are collaborating on a boudoir library, fit for Catherine the Great, of  libertine literature from the 18th century through the ’60’s and ’70’s and featuring the Time Square erotica collections of Kurt Thometz and Michael O’Donoghue. See: Catherine the Great’s erotic cabinet October 16, 2013 by Ivgheny […]

Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookstore by Orestis Tsonopoulos

Kurt Thometz, a private librarian to the ultra-rich and a rare book collector with an affinity for African literature, surrounds himself with more than 15,000 obsessively organized books in an 1891 brownstone on West 160th Street in Upper Manhattan. Part-bookstore, part-bed and breakfast and private library, Thometz’s home is situated in a neighborhood steeped in African […]

Harlem, a Poetry Lesson.

Featuring Jumel Terrace Books and The Private Library.  Bruce Weber’s been supportive of the shop for several years now.  Asked about his favorite haunts for the book My City, My New York he talked about our walks around Harlem.  Last January, a shoot he did on location here appeared in German Vogue called All That […]