Wayne Conti has been serving up used books at his shop Mercer Street Books in Greenwich Village for the last 28 years. Wayne told me the shop was Susan Sontag's favorite book store and you can see why when you walk in. The shop is a sprawling collection of interesting books curated by a man who has great taste.
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