Waiting for the lights to go back on...

With most of lower Manhattan (including the 6 Decades shop) and the NYC transportation system at an unprecedented standstill, we are grateful to be among the lucky ones with electricity, heat, and wi-fi at home, enabling a semblance of normalcy, but our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues in Chelsea, the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, and elsewhere as they assess the damage to their homes and businesses.

This was supposed to be an email asking you to come visit our booth at the E/AB Fair this weekend, but with the flooding and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, the fair had to be cancelled. We look forward to the E/AB Fair every year, especially so this year because of the strong roster of booksellers mixed in with the print dealers. We have decided to issue an E/AB Fair preview catalog despite the cancellation. In putting it together we’re reminded how fortunate we are to be in a business that not only allows us to work with the books, art, and ephemera that we love, but to regularly mingle with the fellow book and art enthusiasts who are our colleagues and customers. We’re very sorry not to be seeing everyone in person this year.