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AADL Talks To: Jay Platt

Jay Platt
Jay Platt, owner of West Side Book Shop, c.1993 (Photo by Peter Yates)

Jay Platt is the owner of Ann Arbor's iconic West Side Book Shop located at 113 W. Liberty Street in the historic Haarer Building. Jay shares his journey learning the antiquarian book trade, from his early days working for several Ann Arbor and regional booksellers, including David Kozubei of David's Books, to the rare finds, losses, and lessons learned over his nearly 50 years in business. Jay also touches on the history of the Haarer Building and his participation in other classic Ann Arbor institutions and events, from the Psychedelic Rangers and Ann Arbor’s Medieval Play Festival to the Antiquarian Book Fair.

Historical photos and articles about Jay Platt 

Historical advertisements and articles about West Side Book Shop 

David opening a second bookstore

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