Thursday, January 4, 2018

Remembering Fred Bass at the Strand



Fred Bass, the 89-year-old co-owner of The Strand, died yesterday. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to multiple published reports.

There's a tribute to him outside the four-level store on Broadway at 12th Street, as these photos by EVG regular Daniel show...



Several outlets have published features on his legacy, including at The New York Review of Books ... and Quartz.

His daughter, Nancy Bass Wyden, will reportedly continue on with the ownership of the Strand.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP and thanks for the strand, home of a zillion great books and also of many of my dollars!

Anonymous said...

The Strand is a local treasure. Sincere condolences to the Bass family.

Anonymous said...

And let’s not forget that Bass’s daughter Nancy’s husband is Oregon Sen. Bill Wyden (D) who voted against the Iraq war and has enough integrity to stand up to leaders of both major parties.

Anonymous said...

Check that, Sen Ron Wyden.