Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Look! Books! Real books!

Last month I told you that a used book store is opening at the former Etherea Records space on Avenue A between Fifth Street and Fourth Street...

When this place does open, I think a few skeptical people (not me, never!) expect to find a store with 3-4 fake books and 30 different kinds of draft beer or froyo or froram (frozen ramen, of course...)

But! Over the weekend, workers were busy putting up books on the shelves...



It is, indeed, a used book store... and, if all goes well, look for it to open this weekend.

18 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

i am very excited.

Lisa said...

You wait, it'll turn out to be a speakeasy, the book-laden walls will open out to reveal a full bar, tables and chairs and Texas Guinan drawling "Hello suckers!". What, me cynical?!?

Seriously, I wish them all luck and will be patronizing them often.

EV Grieve said...

Ha! Good one Lisa! Hadn't thought of the speakeasy behind the books!

Karate Boogaloo said...

You reminded me - in the small world department - The guy opening this place is a friend of an ex-coworker of mine. And he also knows Rich now, who used to run Etherea.

glamma said...

it's like the loveboat... so exciting and new!

Eden Bee said...

You do realize of course that every book in there will be about how to freeze ramen noodles and why fro-yo is both nutrish and delish. The books themselves will smell like Starbucks™ coffee and a Chase bank will take up half the store.

EV Grieve said...

@Eden Hahaha.

T.E.V.B. said...

Rejoice! I will definitely purchase a book there as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

what are you readin for?
Bill Hicks

Ken Mac said...

so what's the deal? Real or Ramen?

EV Grieve said...

It's a real bookstore Ken!

~evilsugar25 said...

ah! i walked by sunday and the door was open as the folks were stocking the shelves, and i could smell... not hookah, not beervomit... but BOOKS! it made me smile. what have things come to that we are all so excited about this?? yay books.

Maulleigh said...

I'm too excited!

Anonymous said...

Cool. Is the bookstore open yet? Does it have a name? A focus?

EV Grieve said...

The bookstore opens this weekend... no word yet on a name or focus.

Anonymous said...

We nosed about a couple of nights ago as they were moving in the (!) books. Focus is on a "well-curated" collection of art and photography books. From the tone of it I'd guess more the real (or at least intellectualized) version rather than the Taschen version.

EV Grieve said...

@anon 8:58

Thanks for the information!

Anonymous said...

I just dropped by and learned a few things: No name, yet (I think we should make a few suggestions), the stock includes some nice books, and the guys in the store seem to know what they are doing.

A few name suggestions:

Books on A

The Last Bookstore

Erinaceous

Booknik

End of the Line

Death Books for Cutie