The publishing worlds great beasts have long roamed this small island, dispensing bon mots and acerbic one-liners, cluttering the bars and occasionally running afoul of the law. Our cast of characters includes some of Big Apple_s most gifted word-slingers Dorothy Parker, Damon Runyon, Norman Mailer, Mark Twain and A.J Liebling among them.
This beautiful A3 map documents 78 of Manhattan's most significant and intriguing literary sights, from former flophouse hotels to fancy bars, all the while alerting the reader to new books, authors and of course places to explore. There are pigs-a-roaming, sapphic scandals, and scuttlebutt to spare its literature, New York-style.
About Herb Lester Guides
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, these just tell you how to enjoy it. They aim to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective. Each city is researched the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. That research is turned into a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained, with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, each one carefully described.
-Written by Jon Hammer and Karen McBurnie
-Illustrated by Dan Cassaro
-A3 (297mm x 420mm) folds to A6 (105mm x 148mm)
-Litho printed in England on recycled paper