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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Rogers, W.G.
WISE MEN FISH HERE: The Story of Frances Steloff and the Gotham Bookmart
NY: Harcourt Brace & World, 1965

First edition. Octavo. 246 pp; 8 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with 2" edge tear at edge of backstrip, horizontal slice near bottom edge of author photo on back cover. Founded by Frances Steloff in 1920, the Gotham Book Mart on West 47th St was more than just a bookstore. It was a gathering place and a nurturing place for writers. Her parties became as legendary as her battles against censorship.
Inventory number #013103