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As I entered the large room crowded with books and eligible singles, I briefly considered inventing a completely new personality for myself. I grabbed two glasses of free champagne and made my way to the end of a long, white table, where I sat down across from an attractive woman with hair and eyes equally brown. What was I, a 22-year old idiot, whose best idea of a pick-up line is something like “Do you think this place is a fire-hazard? As is so often the case, I had no idea what I wanted. They were blocked, crowded with singles on their way in. I wondered if the woman across from me noticed it too.
Fred's daughter, Nancy, began working at the Strand when she was 25 and now runs the entire store.
Credit: Newsday / Alan Raia In the 1980s, the Strand opened a branch on Front Street similar to its Union Square shop that sold mostly used books.
The woman was pretty, no doubt, but Literary Speed Dating as a concept was overcoming me.
I noticed now that a number of clearly older men were making their way to the dating tables. Gradually, my effortless charm and immense personal magnetism returned, and I got the hang of speed dating. A blonde’s favorite book was "Ender’s Game"; one girl, whose eyes were sharply blue, had brought a cookbook.
I find it very stimulating." Work ethic runs in the family.
Bass' father, Ben, started the Strand when he was just 25 years old, with 0 of his own savings and a 0 loan from a friend.
This is where the fun is for me; it's like a treasure hunt!By Sabina Mollot Harry Potter fans looking to meet that special someone will have the opportunity to do so on Monday, December 12, when Union Square bookstore the Strand will have a Yule ball/Harry Potter-themed speed dating session.The event was the idea of the store’s communications director Whitney Hu, a Harry Potter fan and a fan of “Puffs,” a satire show inspired by the book and film franchise that originated at the People’s Improv Theater but has since hit Off-Broadway.Hu said she believes the Harry Potter angle, and the fact that guests are encouraged to come in costume, will help take the edge off what’s normally a very serious event; and she’d know.The Strand has already hosted several speed dating events that while popular (the last one sold out) are still nerve-racking for many attendees.