"Bobby Short: Black and White Baby"
Like many prominent New Yorkers, he was not a son of the city. In this rare 1971 memoir Bobby Short records the history of his childhood, his memories of it in the Depression years of the 1930s, and his entrance into show business as a child performer. Fascinating stuff. Rare, previously-owned First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information
"Bobby Short: The Life and Times of a Saloon Singer"
This book offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be young, talented, and black in the nightclub world of the thirties, forties, and early fifties. It relates in detail Bobby Short’s triumphant longtime tenure at the Hotel Carlyle. Previously-owned 1995 First Edition. CLICK HERE for more information
"Drawing a Crowd" by Bill Gallo
Offering a rare copy of the late Bill Gallo's engaging opus. In the pages of this remarkable book, he pays graphic tribute to achievements and the achievers in sports and society during his long career. CLICK HERE for more information
"How Sweet It Is: The Jackie Gleason Story"
How Sweet It Is offers the definitive biography of Jackie Gleason, The Great One. It's an intimate portrait of the outrageous comedian and revealing tribute to his relationship with hard-drinking conspirator Toots Shor. CLICK HERE for more information
"How to Catch a Man" by Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor is best known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and especially her opinions of men. Offering a rare First Edition copy of her tell-all book. CLICK HERE for more information
"I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow" by Joe Namath (with Dick Schaap)
He not only led the New York Jets to an AFL championship, but also won the league's first Super Bowl. Pro football player and legendary playboy, Joe Namath cemented his name into American pop culture. Offering a First Edition copy CLICK HERE for more information
"Impresario" The Life and Times of Ed Sullivan
Author James Maguire has written a fascinating biography of Ed Sullivan and meticulously recorded the birth of TV, the heyday of newspaper columnists and the glamour of New York City. Offered is a 2006 First Edition of "Impresario," including 40 illustrations. CLICK HERE for more information
"Joe Namath: A Matter of Style" (1973)
Off the football field, Namath was also known to have lived a lifestyle which earned him the nickname "Broadway Joe," and who famously liked "my women blonde and my Johnny Walker Red." Offering a First Edition copy. CLICK HERE for more information
"Life at the Dakota" (1979)
Offering a deliciously entertaining social history that describes the lives of the rich and trendy who have lived at the Dakota, the iconic New York apartment house daringly erected in 1884, becoming the home of Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday, Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, and John Lennon CLICK HERE for more information
"Manhattan '45" by Jan Morris
In this book, published in 1986 by Jan Morris, one of the greatest prose stylists of all time, the victorious, hopeful, confident, celebratory, and explosive Manhattan of nearly seven decades ago finds its spectacular literary apotheosis. CLICK HERE for more information
"Sex and the City" Collector's Edition
You can never have too much of a good thing. Celebrate the show that explores world of single women in this, the definitive Collector's Edition. All six seasons in one. CLICK HERE for more information
"The Algonquin Bar and Cocktail Book"
The Algonquin Hotel, the favorite lair of New York's literary and theater elite in the Roaring 20s, is the source for a classic collection of timeless cocktail recipes. Reading from "The Algonquin Bar and Cocktail Book" is like stepping back into history. CLICK HERE for more information
"The Art of Cooking Omelettes" (1963 First Edition)
A good French omelette is a smooth, gently swelling, golden oval that is tender and creamy inside. Julia Child recommended this book at the end of her French cooking episode on omelette-making, in which she proposed an omelette party offering a myriad of fillings. CLICK HERE for more information
"The Wonderful World of Toots Shor"
Palship, as John Bainbridge observes in the nearly-forgotten 1950 profile of Toots, was what the legendary saloon was all about. This remarkable book celebrates New York's "temple of palship" like no other. CLICK HERE for more information
"Toots" by Bob Considine
Toots Shor emerges, intact and unique, in this authentic portrait by Bob Considine, a fellow bum of long stanging. Rich in names, humor and good stories, Toots provides a feast for any reader. CLICK HERE for more information
Authentic NYC Subway Rail Bookends
Authentic Subway Rail Bookends are made of solid, heavy-duty steel rails from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority system, usually after 40 years of service. They have a patina of rust and show wear typical of used rail. CLICK HERE for more information
Library Lions "100th Anniversary Edition" Bookends
To celebrate the centennial of the opening ceremony of the New York Public Library, presided over by President William Howard Taft, a special set of the iconic lions was crafted into bronze for a splendid set of bookends, utilizing the centuries-old lost wax method. Offering the "100th Anniversary" Edition Library Lions Bookends. CLICK HERE for more information
New York Public Library Lions Bookends (Set of 2)
Beautifully detailed reproductions of the monumental originals, a favorite gift among New Yorkers and library lovers everywhere for the memories they evoke of both the New York Public Library and New York City. CLICK HERE for more information
New York Public Library Reading Room Lamp
Based on the original design by architects Carrere & Hastings and adapted by Bill Blass, the handsome Reading Room Lamp provides ample illumination, while the shade prevents glare from shining into a reader's eyes. CLICK HERE for more information