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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NYPL's erotica collection

On January 1st the New York Times ran an article (with accompanying wah-wah scored video) on the New York Public Library's recently more accessible vintage erotica collection. The piece describes a team of librarians hand selecting items for the collection from the multitude of dirty book stores that used to fill The Deuce in the 1970s. That is the definition of a dream job.

Also thanks to the article for bringing the Third Heat with the gold keyword "midcentury gay erotica" and for giving me another scholarly alibi when someone raises an eyebrow at my stock.

A trip to the library is overdue.

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