Store Front (Mini)
Bestseller James T. & Karla L. Murray

Store Front (Mini)

The Disappearing Face of New York

Published by Gingko Press
336 pages, Hardcover
8 3/4" x 7 1/2" (222 x 191 mm)
246 illustrations, English
ISBN: 9781584234074


Reprint coming Spring 2022!

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Store Front (Mini) is a new, compact version of the critically acclaimed bestseller Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, by James and Karla Murray. The Murrays’ brilliant documentation of New York’s irreplaceable, generations-old storefronts has made headlines all over the world.
For many of these establishments, the photographs mark the end of a legacy. In the wake of gentrification, vital facets of New York’s cultural heritage are disappearing at an alarming rate.
Store Front (Mini) immerses the reader in a virtual tour of NYC at its most authentic. From tiny stores tucked away on narrow side streets to well-known institutions on historic avenues, this book presents the individual images and shop owner stories that together make up a collective history. Up until now, there has been little attention paid to New York’s storefronts; this book reverses that glaring omission and makes clear that the spirit of New York City is etched in its facades.


Television & Film
On YouTube: STORE FRONT New York (Munrovia Pictures) [6:28 min]
Radio Interview with Jim and Karla Murray
Newspapers & Magazines
London Telegraph: Store Fronts in New York: Baby Watson cheesecake and kosher chewing gum — Soon James and Karla Murray’s vivid collection of photographs may be all that remains of New York’s colourful and distinctive shopfronts (by Lucy Davies)
Wall Street Journal: A Remembrance of Haunts (by William Meyers)
Saveur Magazine: Signs of the Times (by Dana Bowen)
NY Magazine – Slideshow: The Endangered Species of New York
The L Magazine: Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York (by Sarah Moroz)
New York Times (Sunday Book Review): Signs and Portents (by Steven Heller)
New York Times: Putting a Stamp on New York’s Architecture (by Sam Roberts)
Newsweek: Down at the Corner Store
AM New York: Book offers lens on New York City’s vanishing storefronts
Publishers Weekly: Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
Wall to Watch: The old shops of New York
La Lettre – Le Journal de la photographie: The disappearing face of New York
M & C: Disappearing face of New York (by Jessica Schneider)
New York Post: Stop signs + Slideshow: Stop signs
Canada East: New book ‘Store Front’ documents the retail face of New York City
Financial Times (Deutschland): Die Tante-Emma-Läden von New York
Der Spiegel: Ladensterben in New York (by Marc Pitzke)
The Junction: Store Front: The Disappearing Face of NY
Die Zeit: Hausgemachte Wurst seit 1938
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Fotografien historischer Ladenfronten – New York, vergänglich
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York: Vanishing Store Fronts