Saying Goodbye to a Secret Bookstore

newyorker:

In the same way that children imagine adults living in perfect freedom, enjoying all the cookies and television they want and staying up till all hours, Michael’s shop was what a bookish child might dream up as a fantasy home for himself, a place far from any responsibilities, where he would never run out of stories.

Brian Patrick Eha on Brazenhead Books, the clandestine, one-of-a-kind New York bookshop.