John T. Zubal, Inc – Or, why I need to go to Cleveland.
I didn’t know there was a mecca of books in Cleveland. Did you?
I learned this while watching one of my favorite shows, Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” In the Cleveland episode, Bourdain is taken on a tour of the city by “American Splendor” author Harvey Pekar – and he’s taken to John T. Zubal Inc., a warehouse of books located in a former Twinkie factory. The store, however, is only available online – the physical space isn’t open to the public.
The warehouse probably has over a million books, many of which are antiquarian and/or signed. A BookNerd, Tony geeks out – and I would too.
I think this means I have to go to Cleveland…
Thanks to a reader I was pointed to an interview with Zubal over at the youtubes.