Centro Primo Levi Restores Iconic Italian-American Bookstore

May 04, 2015 1294

Anyone who spent much time in the West Village in the last decade probably walked by the storefront at 30 West 12th Street, and wondered at its display of sun-faded books with Italian titles gathering dust against a backdrop of drawn curtains.

In the fast-morphing landscape of downtown Manhattan, the window marked "S.F. VANNI" in delicate gold lettering has remained strangely static since 2004, a mysterious, time-stopped monument to a vanished New York.

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