Battery Park Book Exchange to host “Secondhand Stories” tonight, featuring David Ostergaard

Oh Bookish Ones,

Being that we are purveyors of gently-used literature (books, for the laymen) it is high-time that we lend an overly-audible voice to these noble words. A voice of the type that will herald a new aura, era of bibliophic prowess into these walls. And couches, carpets and whatnot. And the moose, of course.

All of this is to say that we’re pleased to announce a new series, a new monthly series that is, of live, in-house readings. Performances, rather. In our ceaseless endeavors to propel our finely-aged literary brethren back into the cultural limelight, we’re calling the series “Second Hand Stories.” The books are used, and so the stories are too.

The series opens, mid-calendar-year, this coming Monday, the third day of June, in this year of our room-and-board, 2013, when we will gratefully host the first of these readings.

David Ostergaard, of the Bright Star Touring Theatre, among his multitude of other undertakings, will be reading from an array of parcels, pamphlets, and printed vertebrates and invertebrates. As reading sounds a bit slack, I should choose better verbiage. Alas, he’s lyrically exhaling, melodically reciting and even partaking in bit of fragrant annunciation of said textual materials. Or did I mean flagrant?

Ostergaard will be the first of a revolving line of actors, actresses and performers seeded from Bright Star, who has so-chosen to partner with our store, our books and our most darling, dashing staff. And the Moose. Together, I’m certain, they’ll harness the vocal strength to turn undeniable fact into satire and catapult the historically mundane into enticing relevance.

So I say to you again, Monday, June 3 at the ripe hour of 7:35 p.m. Be there.

And, as a treat, the first 19 audience members will receive a free glass of French Sparkling Wine, compliments of the house.

Until Monday,



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