The secret bookstore

Imagine being so passionate about something that you do it even if it doesn't pay the bills, even if it's illegal, and even if you believe it is ultimately doomed. [vimeo w=525&h=295]

There's No Place Like Here: Brazenhead Books from Etsy on Vimeo.

Michael, the owner of Brazenhead Books in New York, is that passionate. Michael sells his books illegally from a secret, private residence, because the rents in NYC make it impossible for secondhand booksellers to survive, he says. But Michael has always been a bookseller and he's not going to stop now. If you really want to find him, he's in the phone book.

Thank you to Andrew David Watson for making this poignant and inspiring short film about Michael, his passion, and his haven of a bookstore. More about the making of this film here.