We Are New York Indie Booksellers
We are a pair of bibliophilic Frenchmen who met and befriended each other in Brooklyn. Franck (photographer) and I (writer) have tried to lift the curtain to know what is happening behind the glistering windows of the independent bookstores in New York. We have discovered that one of the most interesting stories inside an indie bookshop is one that is hardly ever told: the one of those who run it. “We are New York Indie Booksellers” shares the stories of New York City independent booksellers through fifty portraits along with narratives and supporting photographs to capture a beloved yet endangered industry. Fifty unforgettable booksellers tell their unique stories about their challenges and their passion which are deeply connected with their community and their neighborhood.
Text by Philippe Ungar / Photography by Franck Bohbot, assisted by Solanne Fardel