Friday, May 23, 2008

New Horowitz Shop in East Hampton

The East Hampton Star reports today that the Glenn Horowitz empire is expanding slightly, with the addition of a second branch of John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller opening at 38 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. In a short profile (punnily headlined "Little Shop of Horowitz"), Baylis Greene notes "The new shop will be many things: a sister store to Glenn Horowitz Bookseller at 87 Newtown Lane, an extension of a business on 64th Street in New York called John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, and an expression of the personal tastes of Mr. McWhinnie, an art and rare books dealer who has a house in Northwest Woods."

McWhinnie: "This shop is so small, it’s meant to be a jewel box, a showroom, a display space. There will be 50 books, maximum. I’m a minimalist by training, if not by inclination. One of my overriding concerns here is that it look spare and clean. One thing I’ve always noticed is that the more books there are, the more people miss things."

Horowitz and McWhinnie are also profiled in this month's FB & C.