Another favorite past-time of mine in New York involves adventures with one, Miss Karen Sindayen. On one adventure, we visited the "sideways library" coffee shop, D'Espresso, with a ton of anticipation to see all the books lining the walls, floors and ceilings. Unbeknownst to me, the original picture we saw was just actually just full of trickery, as the "books" on the interiors were actually just wallpaper.... a disappointment indeed. (I should have looked at all the pictures, not just the first, and actually read the article. nuts!) Needless to say, along with Balie, we enjoyed each other's company and the fine thrill of a good book.