August 31, 2006
Lord knows, I wasn’t planning to use this spot for shameless self-promotion. I was planning on, you know, providing content. Self-promotion activity is supposed to be confined to that other page. However, because my book just came out, and because my friendly local newspaper just ran an article about it, I’m having a hard time focusing on anything else.
Yes, the state of the world is inexcusably awful and threatening to get worse. But I’ve got books to sell.
And besides, I really love handmade signs like the one pictured above. It’s in the window of Book Court, my neighborhood bookstore. I’m doing a reading there on Wednesday of next week, September 6. It’s at 8 p.m. You should come. The address is 163 Court St. (Take the F or the G train to Bergen St.)
But if you prefer Manhattan (I gather that a number of people still do), I’ll be speaking on Friday, September 8 at 6:30, part of a lecture series sponsored by the Architectural League, right in the heart of midtown, at the Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave. (between 50 and 51st.)
And you know exactly what I’m going to say about the whereabouts of the Itinerant Urbanist.