This publication is an assembly of the research, exploration, and discovery of the bookstores in New York, which index and document the background stories and conversations behind the bookstores and collect those that no longer existed.
An Index of Bookstores in New York is a 360-page archive that includes over 150 images of my photo documentation. It contains information and stories about the existing and closed bookstores. I visited each and every bookstore and documented the interviews I did with the store managers and owners.
As a tribute to those bookstores that are modest but remain an integral part of the community, I intend for the book to appear visually dense in its size but light in its design. The reader will also feel light in hand and mind, allowing them to return to the book at any time.
Made as a student project at Pratt Institute, supervised by Prof. Scott Vander Zee.