Lady Crumpet's Armoire


? Pasta with Spinach & Blue Cheese | Main | Radiohead's Intellectual Appeal ?

October 17, 2003

The Strand Makes Page Six

Page Six offers up a whole item on The Strand bookstore and its owner.


THE Strand near Union Square is famed for its "8 Miles of Books" - but did you know that many of those very volumes are featured in movies and TV shows? Beguiling blonde owner Nancy Bass supplies tomes for Dr. Melfi's office on "The Sopranos," "Law and Order" episodes and "Saturday Night Live" skits. She's just compiled a library for Mikhail Baryshnikov's Russian painter's pad on "Sex and the City," which Bass says is heavy on antique, leather-bound volumes on modern painting, art history and works by Chaucer and Shakespeare. The Strand provided 125 feet of books for the apartment of Denzel Washington's unhinged army sergeant in the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate." Bass, who started lending out libraries after being approached by cinematic propmasters, says she often gets compared to Meg Ryan's struggling shop owner in "You've Got Mail," for which she also supplied the books. "They see a pretty blonde who owns a bookstore and say, 'You're just like Meg Ryan.' And I say, 'No, our store is successful.' "

Yours, &c., LC | 11:32 AM | New York minutes | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


One wonders if they took a bad photo of her on purpose to make her eat that Meg Ryan comment.

Posted by: Mike at October 17, 2003 11:46 AM