Bookworms in the Big Apple

July 23, 2004 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

A survey released this month showed a drastic decline in American readers, but Larry A. Portzline keeps finding plenty. And they are willing to board a bus at 5 a.m. and brave a five-hour ride just to visit a bookstore.

Mr. Portzline, who is taking...

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