At BookExpo America (BEA), the entire world of publishing seems to be jammed into New York's cavernous Javits Center, a convention space puzzle that can prove tiring to navigate, difficult to master, and ever harder to leave ("Taxi!"). The Internet makes it easy for out-of-town visitors to think they know the lay of the land when it comes to New York City publishing-industry hotspots. But being in the Big Apple is a different story.
Publishing is to New York what filmmaking is to Los Angeles, or what automobile manufacturing used to be to Detroit. And publishers old and new continue to have prominent bricks-and-mortar presence in the city, both inside and outside of the 23 square miles known as Manhattan. The new kids on the block are branching out and hanging up shingles in shady far-flung spots like Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
With these physical addresses come fascinating histories and interesting facts. Which is the oldest house in town, or the biggest, or the newest? Which has claimed the most prizes? Take our virtual, unofficial tour of publishing in New York and find out.
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