Michael Chabon’s Tribute to Jay Dantry…

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“My father and stepmother moved to Pittsburgh around 1976. Soon after that I visited the city for the first time since babyhood (we lived in the North Hills when I was two). My father was and remains a passionate reader and book-buyer and by the time of that first visit he was already singing the praises of Jay’s Book Stall. It was small, even cramped, he said, but it was extraordinarily well stocked and always got the newest titles before anybody else in town. And the owner — Jay himself — was a first-rate bookseller and an authentic Pittsburgh character…”

 
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