We know our way around Uncle Bill’s Yoknapatawpha County. Hell, we used to go out with a Snopes. We understand Mz. Welty’s “sense of place” and we don’t think Mz. O’Connor’s characters are strange at all. We have fished with Suttree, eaten with the Ricketts, and farmed with Jeeter.
We know that The Fugitive was not a TV show or a movie, and that Reconstruction does not refer to plastic surgery. Our cookbooks skew curiously toward New Orleans. Our Southern history and culture sections experience our highest turnover.
After all, we were left in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel to quietly read our books while our mothers finished their shopping in downtown Memphis. That was a long time ago
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You may know us as Doc Whitaker and Kay Hamrick. Kay ran The Book Nook on the square in Scottsboro in the late 1980's. Doc is the proprietor at NYB and has consigned in various spaces throughout the region since the mid-1990s.. Doc started bringing books down from the NYC area when he worked in the Mid-Atlantic region (hence New York Books). Whethere university sales at Cornell, Princeton, or UVA, or cruising Christies or The Strand in Manhatten, now almost 30 years later there is always "just one more load." The best place to follow developments is on the NYB blog.