I had the pleasure of visiting High Valley Books, a store run by Bill Hall, located at 882 Lorimer St in Greenpoint. I found out about this bookstore accidentally while looking for old fashion magazines online. I wrote to the owner and he invited my boyfriend and I to visit his store.
Bill meets with clients by appointment only so I had to schedule in advance, but it was well worth the wait since he has an impressive collection of vintage fashion magazines and books.
My boyfriend, Allan, and I didn’t have much trouble finding the place; it’s close to McCarren Park and located in a typical Greenpoint row house. Bill kindly gave us a small tour of his archives, and it was clear that everything was in great condition and well taken care of. All of the vintage magazines were wrapped with protective plastic and arranged by company name. What was intriguing about the magazines were their larger page size and price, ranging from 60 to 70 cents. Continue reading