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Rare Books and Suicide Bombers

"Walking into the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in Manhattan's Armory, you get a sense of what suicide bombers must feel when they enter paradise and start in on those 72 virgins. For a bibliopsycho, like me, this was paradise at its most varied and delectable."
Published on 12 April 2010
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Tom Post about the New York Antiquarian Book Fair


"Walking into the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in Manhattan’s Armory, you get a sense of what suicide bombers must feel when they enter paradise and start in on those 72 virgins. For a bibliopsycho, like me, this was paradise at its most varied and delectable. By the time you pass through the offerings of 200 dealers you have a really special appreciation of those jihadists: You’re so exhausted, you never want to sample the wares again—for at least a few hours."

The whole article by Tom Post, Managing-Editor at Forbes, is published on Forbes.com


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The Fiftieth Anniversary of the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, by Stuart Bennett

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