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James Barron Discusses The One-Cent Magenta
April 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
James Barron, author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World, will be our special guest for this night’s in-store podcast. This New York Times reporter pulls back the curtain on the secretive and often bizarre world of high-profile stamp collecting. It’s a fascinating tale of immense wealth and obsession, told through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the world’s most sought-after piece of philatelic history. James Barron’s The New York Times articles have appeared in virtually every section of that paper. He’s covered the September 11th attacks—both the minute-to-minute reporting in 2001 and the 10th anniversary story in 2011—as well as the Sandy Hook shooting and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Among the other topics he has written about are museums, mass transit, and music. Bring your questions and comments to this fascinating discussion.