From beloved"New Yorker"cartoonist Bob Eckstein, "Footnotes from the World s Greatest Bookstores"invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. This collection of seventy-five of the most cherished bookstores from around the world features evocative paintings by Eckstein paired with colorful anecdotes about each shop, featuring a roster of great thinkers and artists of our time, includingDavid Bowie, Tom Wolfe, Joe Frank, Tracey Chevalier, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Palin, Roz Chast, Deepak Chopra, Bob Odenkirk, Robin Williams, Patricia Marx, Philip Glass, Paul McCartney, Dave Berry, Michael Jackson, Jonathan Ames, Terry Gross, Mark Maron, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Jo Nesbo, Diane Keaton, Chris Ware, Molly Crabapple, Amitav Ghosh, Patti Smith, Mo Willems, Alice Munro, Dave Eggers, Roxanna Robinson, Garrison Keillorand many more. Page by page, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, and cheerfully confessional."
Bob Eckstein is an award-winning illustrator, writer, "New Yorker"cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of"The History of the Snowman"(Simon Schuster).""His cartoons, OpEds, and short stories appear regularly in the"New York Times, New York Daily News, MAD"magazine, "Barron s, Readers Digest, The Spectator, Prospect, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, "among many others.He was a columnist for the"Village Voice, New York Newsday, "and"Time Out New York."He has been interviewed inover 100 TV, radio and magazine spotsincluding Good Morning America and"People"magazine."