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La Stampa. Interview with Alessandro Cassin

Alain Elkann Centro Primo Levi recently launched CPL Editions, a new publishing enterprise at the historical New York Italian bookstore and publisher S.F. Vanni. The interview with Alessandro Cassin, Director of Publishing, took place at the recently reopened S.F. Vanni…

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S F VANNI: Germinating From Old Roots

ALESSANDRO CASSIN.     The bookstore, in business from 1884 to 2004,  reopens as a pop-up bookstore, cultural space and headquarters for our own CPL Editions.  In a city in constant transformation, we believe in the symbolic value of the…

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Ansa. Miracle on 12th Street

Alessandra Baldini For independent bookstores, New York is a cemetery scattered with crosses: Gotham and Coliseum were gone in the first decade of this century, casualties of the big bookstore chains, which eventually succumbed themselves to the rise of Amazon.…

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Italoamericano. Italian Bookstore Reopens in New York

Becky Zeferino S.F. Vanni, the oldest running Italian bookstore in the United States, has released news of its end-of-January reopening in New York City.  The bookstore was first founded in 1884 by the Sicilian (Caltagirone) Sante Fortunato Vanni in Greenwich…

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Tablet Magazine. Reading Primo Levi in Theran

Lies Leibovitz. Like the majority of those who grow up in Muslim countries, Boualem Sansal didn’t think about the Holocaust much. It just wasn’t an issue in his native Algeria, and when it came up, it was presented more as…

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