I stopped in at the Book Thing today to see what was there, and to drop off a dozen or two books. Some of the shelves were pretty bare, but Saturday is their busy day because there’s a farmers’ market a few blocks away and a lot of people go both places.
On the shelf, under some other books, was a pristine copy of Billy Baldwin Remembers. As I opened it, a few pieces of paper fell out. One was a letter from the publisher to the book reviewer, asking for a review of the book. And if the reviewer didn’t want to do it, then a request to pass it along to the women’s or society editor. How times have changed! The other papers were photographs to be used in the review. One was a picture of Baldwin, standing in a room, and the other two were rooms he decorated, including Diana Vreeland’s famous Garden in Hell Red Room. So, just leave a comment telling everyone which designer you think is heir to Baldwin’s classic style, and Connor-pup will pick his favourite on Friday, September 25th.