Bill Hayes “How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic" Virtual Book Event August 28th @6pm
East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome Bill Hayes "How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic” 8/28 @6pm Virtual Book Event
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We last welcomed Bill Hayes to East End Books Ptown for a packed book event featiring, "How New York Breaks Your Heart" & "Insomniac City," (both available in store). This was followed by a lovely waterfront reception at the home of Clyde Shelby. We are thrilled to have Bill back again, albeit virtually!
From the beloved author of Insomniac City, a poignant and profound tribute in stories and images to a city amidst a pandemic.
A bookstore where readers shout their orders from the street. A neighborhood restaurant turned to-go place where one has a shared drink—on either end of a bar—with the owner. These scenes, among many others, became the new normal as soon as the world began to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
In How We Live Now, author and photographer Bill Hayes, with his signature insight and grace, captures these moments of life in real time—as things unfold day-by-day, hour-by-hour, in this strange new world we’re now in (for who knows how long?), with its new sets of rules and guidelines, its suddenly deserted streets, shuttered restaurants, bars, shops, and stores. As he wanders the increasingly empty streets of Manhattan, Hayes meets fellow New Yorkers and discovers stories to tell, but he also shares the unexpected moments of grace and gratitude he finds from within his apartment, where he lives alone and—like everyone else—is staying home, trying to keep busy and not bored as he adjusts to enforced solitude with reading, cooking, reconnecting with loved ones, reflecting on the past—and writing.
Featuring Hayes’s inimitable street photographs, How We Live Now chronicles an unimaginable moment in time, offering a long-lasting reminder that what will get us through this unprecedented, deadly crisis is each other.