By Jon Hurdle – Mon Jan 12, 2009
“PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A literary hoard that includes works by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, as well as 18th and 19th century texts, has been rescued from New York City’s storied but now defunct Gotham Book Mart.
The 220,000-item collection, including books, periodicals, posters and catalogs, has been languishing in a Connecticut warehouse since 2007 when the 87-year-old bookstore – a midtown magnet for many literary figures over the years – closed.
…It contains first editions, experimental literary magazines and advance readers’ copies of well-known works. About a third of the collection is classified as “rare books,” McKnight said.”