COVID-19 Update / Reopening Plan

This week's schedule (week of 7/13): 

Monday Closed
Tuesday:  10-4
Wednesday 10-4
Thursday 10-6
Friday  10-4
Saturday 10-4
Sunday Closed

It's still best to stay at home, so we will continue to encourage you to shop from home on our website, by email, and by phone. We will continue to offer curbside pickup in our “book cooler” out front for as long as it is needed. Please keep sending orders our way.  Your loyalty and support are our bridge to a post-COVID19 future. 

As always, you can also, purchase a gift certificate here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/battenkill-books-gift-certificate 
And, if you'd like to make a donation, you may do so here: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/donation

For all visitors:

  • Wear a mask! Kids, too. 
  • Sanitize your hands upon arrival. 
  • Please limit your time in the store to no more than 25 minutes.
  • We are limiting browsers to five at a time in the store. 
  • Please maintain social distancing (6 feet between shoppers).

Stay safe, and be well! 

The Way We Were: Book Images, Anecdotes, Technical Information, and History Data by George Forss - Hardcover - AUTOGRAPHED

$24.99
SKU: ForssHC
I was not a young man when I started photographing New York City. I started photographing NYC around 1974. I was 32 years old. I got the idea of making scenes of New York City and selling my pictures in the city streets after the invention of resin coated printing paper. With this paper I could make a print and then simply hang it up on clothes pins to dry and put my print in ready-made mat boards with the inset already cut out. I had a plan. I had a job as a messenger delivering packages all around New York. This gave me the means to go around the city looking for interesting subjects to photograph while I was delivering packages. I figured a time would come, once I had taken a certain amount of photos, when I would feel good about leaving my messenger job.

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Price: $24.99
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