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Harper’s Magazine Partners With an Independent Bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper West Side


“Our common cause is to protect the integrity and freedom of thought,” said Harper’s publisher John MacArthur.

The beautiful storefront at 450 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, once home to Endicott Booksellers, is now a community bookstore again. Book Culture, which already runs two shops in Morningside Heights, has transformed the space into an emporium for readers, a place where neighbors and visitors alike can come together to encounter new books, writers, ideas, and friends. Chris Doeblin, president of Book Culture, is the majority owner of the three stores. John “Rick” MacArthur, the publisher of Harper’s Magazine, and an author himself, is a minority partner in the Columbus Avenue location. At the new branch, the magazine will cohost readings, discussions, and issue launches. “It’s a logical alliance,” MacArthur said. “The Harper’s mission is in line with that of independent publishers and bookstores. Our common cause is to protect the integrity and freedom of thought.”

Join us Wednesday, December 3, at 7:00 pm, for the Grand Opening Party, at 450 Columbus Avenue in Manhattan.

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