Monday, September 6, 2010
Gotham Book Mart
"Wise Men Fish Here," read the silhouette sign outside the Gotham. It was created by John Held Jr. But I didn't know that when I browsed there frequently in the 1980s, walking up 47th St. from 6th Ave., and always being delighted to see the sign amidst all the hustle and bustle of the Diamond District. An oasis awaited. A good place to pick up small literary journals, books on New York City history, poetry, the movies and movie stars. I believe the cat behind the postage stamp square is an Edward Gorey cat. The best book stores always have a cat or two wandering around.