The Bookseller at Dawn
At sunrise, the garbage and recycling are on the sidewalk, awaiting pick-up. Using one of the empty parking spaces will cost a motorist a $50 parking ticket until after the street-cleaning trucks do their work. Before long, this street will be crowded and noisy.
At this early hour, though, only the bakeries show signs of life inside and pedestrians are few.
Green Apple Books, a neighborhood institution for new and used books, hasn’t opened yet for the day’s business. But their banner stands out, part of a campaign by indiebound, an effort of the American Booksellers Association to support disappearing independent bookstores.
Rebecca Hartog, who snapped these photos, says it’s her favorite bookstore.