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Seven Stairs : An Adventure of the Heart - Stuart Brent

Seven Stairs

An Adventure of the Heart

Paperback Published: 1st May 1989
ISBN: 9780671673949
Number Of Pages: 256

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Here in a new, updated edition is the famous story of an ex-GI named Stuart Brent who turned his passion for reading into a bookstore that became a mecca for book lovers across America. His exuberant memoir reveals the strategies and beliefs that made him one of the nation's most colorful and revered independent booksellers. Filled with personal anecdotes about celebrated authors, pioneering publishers and editors, and illustrious customers such as Katharine Hepburn and Ernest Hemingway, The Seven Stairs provides a rare window on the world of books. For everyone who believes in the power of literacy and the joy of reading, the story shines with conviction and inspiration. Book jacket.

Prefacep. ix
And Nobody Camep. 1
"Read Your Lease. Goodbye"p. 5
How to Get Started in the Book Businessp. 15
Building the Seven Stairsp. 29
The Day My Accountant Criedp. 49
The Man with the Golden Couchp. 58
Farewell to the Seven Stairsp. 75
On the Avenuep. 87
Bark Pointp. 110
Hope and Ip. 130
My Affair with the Monsterp. 141
Life in the Theatrep. 169
Writing and Publishingp. 179
Books and Brentp. 195
Postscript--1973p. 207
Postscript--1988p. 225
One Hundred Best Booksp. 227
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ISBN: 9780671673949
ISBN-10: 0671673947
Series: Touchstone Books (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 1989
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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