It was a day of celebration for the Upper West Side, as Bank Street Book Store cut the red ribbon and opened its doors at its new location on 107th Street and Broadway. Children, parents, authors, illustrators, politicians, and friends of Bank Street from near and far came out in droves to show their love and support for the bookstore.
I am thrilled beyond words to have been a part of this great day.
Here are some highlights (contributing photography and videography by Zoe Newman Sachs, Donna Marie and Eric Pearl).
(Left to right) Council Member Mark Levine, Borough President Gale Brewer, Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky
A dream come true to see my book at Bank Street Book Store
Rebecca Stead and me
Deborah Heiligman and Andrew Laties
Robie Harris and Amy Hest
Shael Polakow-Suransky and Cynthia Weill
Vin Vogel and me
Me and Chris Grabenstein
My niece, Zoe, is a HUGE fan of Chris Grabenstein. She couldn’t make it in time for his reading so he was kind enough to make this video for her.
Jill Davis and James Grimaldi
Jill Davis and her adoring, super adorable fans
Me and Jill Davis
Nina and Leslie Zampetti
Mawrters in the House!
Annina Luck Wildermuth (Bryn Mawr ’84) and me (Bryn Mawr ’89)
Francoise Newman, Vanessa Rule (Bryn Mawr ’91), Hilary Newman (Bryn Mawr ’89) and Zoe Newman Sachs (Bryn Mawr Year T/B/D)
Rory Deutsch, Judith Meehan, and me
If you love Bank Street as much as I do, please show your support for the bookstore. Become a frequent customer, encourage friends, neighbors and family to become frequent customers, and become a friend of Bank Street Book Store. To learn more about how you can become a friend of Bank Street, please contact the store.
Three cheers for Bank Street Book Store! Congratulations and thanks so much for a wonderful day!!!