For recommendations on what to read this summer, where better to go than straight to the source: to the men and women who staff our bookstores? Here’s what the employees and owners of bookshops across the city are reading this summer, and why.
Summer Book Lovin’
Top Picks from the City’s Professional Bibliophiles
Thursday, July 17, 2008
David Follman, Employee, Chaucer’s Books
“You can do it on the beach, you can get sand on it, you can get it wet, and it’s still a book,” said Follman. “You can’t do this with your computer or your cell phone. You just get to sit and be quiet and have a whole show go on in your imagination. If you can’t afford a vacation, you can afford a book.” Follman recommends: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot D-az, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig.