A Vest Pocket Guide to Brothels in 19th-Century New York

I discovered this book earlier this year during one of my haphazard click-throughs on the New York Times website, and was very intrigued that it has survived for over 100 years (who purchased the book? Who preserved it?). Alison Leigh Cowan of the NYT blog, City Room describes it: Only this palm-sized book, published in …

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Saving Bookstores from Extinction

That retail book shops are threatened with extinction, and that the better class of literature is now hardly sold at a profit owing to the competition of the cheap books supplied by department stores is the burden of the following letter, discussing its successful litigation with R.H. Macy & Co., sent to The Times by …

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