Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Before downloadable e-books and Amazon’s computer-generated recommendations, there was good, old-fashioned hand-selling of books, the preferred method of Jonathan Papernick. The author of three books, most recently a collection of short stories, There Is No Other, Papernick has taken on the alter-ego of ‘Papernick the Book Peddler’ to promote his books in face-to-face interactions during a New England tour. He carts his books to local farmers’ markets to meet his readers in person, his slogan being “Bringing Market-Fresh Books Directly to the People.” The tour recently ended with a day-trip to New York City, beginning in Brooklyn and making his way to the Upper West Side with many stops in between. Papernick’s “NYC Peddler Procession” is chronicled in a slideshow of photos below.