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Exhibition Catalogue

Wise Men Fished HereCover image of the "Wise Men Fished Here" print catalogue. Design by Andrea Gottschalk.

A Centennial Exhibition in Honor of the Gotham Book Mart, 1920–2020

February 18 – May 20, 2019


Wise Men Fished Here, our newest publication, is a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue about the legendary New York City Gotham Book Mart founded by Frances Steloff in 1920. It includes expanded essays that explore the themes of the exhibition, historical background about the bookstore, and a bibliography of Gotham Book Mart publications. Full color, 180 pgs, pbk $45 +3.60 tax. It is available for pre-order at

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