The Paris Review blog, which just gets better and better each week, posted Andrew David Watson's lovely video yesterday about Michael Seidenberg, who moved his shop, Brazenhead Books, into his New York City apartment after his bookshop rent skyrocketed. "It's a continuation of just me being a bookseller in the way that I want to be... If it's all about money, there's just better things to sell. Just sell crack. That's a much better business." As for where he's located, he says "My name is in the phonebook, and anyone can call me... I'm hiding in plain sight. Come find me, visit me, and I'm yours."
A special h/t to Rachel Rosenfelt and The New Inquiry for first introducing Watson (and us) to Brazenwood Books.
Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.