Book Lover Seeks Same: Strand Book Store (w4m)
In New York, missed connections happen every day: you smile at someone waiting for your coffee; you brush against someone on the subway; you reach for the same book at Strand. You blush, you smile, you walk away, and continue on. Inspired by the many Craigslist Missed Connections that happen in our store each year, we've re-enacted some of our favorite missed connections here!
"I know this is a long shot, but I met you shopping at the Strand..."
"When I saw you, we were reading the same cat book..."
"Great books, everywhere I looked. Not hard to fall in love in that store. But I kept one eye out for you..."
"...looking through Pollack and Richard Serra books..."
"When it was about time to check out, and I was making my final selection off the best of the best table, we finally made eye contact and you smiled at me."
"I guess we are a little shy because we just laughed, said hello and then left the store without exchanging our information..."
"It’s a long shot I know, but if you get this, meet me at the Strand this Friday night at 7pm..."
Books Featured in This Video
Black and White Cats by J. C. Suares
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Libraries by Bjarne Hammer
Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind by Peter D. Kramer
Josef Koudelka: Exiles by Czeslaw Milosz and Josef Koudelka
Youth is Wasted by Noah Van Sciver
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke
Here by Richard McGuire
Jackson Pollack ed. by Ellen G. Landau
Richard Serra: Early Work by Richard Serra and Hal Foster
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration ed. by Terrie Sultan and Richard Shiff
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
How Music Works by David Byrne
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz