GLENN HOROWITZ BOOKSELLER – EAST HAMPTON
I give so many businesses and events ink I decided it was time to devote some to my better half, my husband, the person who has to put up with me 24/7.
In his little empire, he is sort of a little emperor, the emperor of the Catskills Lucy calls him, but since leaving the Catskills and staking his claim in New York he has run one main business with the very original name of Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. He is primarily a rare book and manuscript dealer, with a specialty in very high end archives. His main business has spawned off others other the years including a bookstore in East Hampton he opened twenty years ago this year.
It has been under the different hands with different aesthetics over the years and has recently undergone another transformation. Over the winter it went from cluttered and piled with books and certain ephemera to being stripped down, minimized, re-imagined, re-envisioned, moved two doors down and as of now re-opened. It has never looked better.
Along with books there are several art shows and installations over the course of every summer. The first of the this season was a showing of recently discovered photos taken by Andy Warhol of his house in Montauk which is now owned by J. Crew’s Mickey Drexler.
This last weekend he opened his new show which is comprised of work but the installation artist Paula Hayes best known for her magical, self-contained universes, housed in terrariums made of hand blown glass. They are perfect for the light, air and feel of the East End of Long Island and feel totally organic to the new space Glenn has created.