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    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..."

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    Strand Book Store / Via YouTube

    "When I saw you, we were reading the same cat book..."

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    And I looked up and you disappeared.

    Based on just my single impression, I tried to think of where you might end up in the strand.

    Would you be in the architecture section, browsing books of libraries?

    Were you a horticulturist in the in the gardening section?

    Were you trying to learn more about your hidden desires?

    Were you a poet in the physics section? I lost you in the stacks.

    "Great books, everywhere I looked. Not hard to fall in love in that store. But I kept one eye out for you..."

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    Eventually, I found you on the 2nd floor with the art books...

    "...looking through Pollack and Richard Serra books..."

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    Superb taste I must say.

    I admired the graceful way you used your hands to turn the pages. And I felt we almost made eye contact several times.

    "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."

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    You moved closer to me and when we reached for the same book at the same time I felt a jolt. We blushed and smiled.

    "I guess we are a little shy because we just laughed, said hello and then left the store without exchanging our information..."

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    "It’s a long shot I know, but if you get this, meet me at the Strand this Friday night at 7pm..."

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    I’ll be holding a copy of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao so you know it’s me.

    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

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