pradipta ray

In a previous life, I liked to take pictures (grad school), act like a bibliophile (throughout), and participate in competitive trivia and contract bridge (college). These days, I only occasionally get to do the former two, and almost never get to do the latter two.

The NYPL Rose reading room

I love to read, and have a special interest in book, cover and poster illustrations, cartography and typography. At a young and tender age, when the internet was still in its infancy, I volunteered with Project Gutenberg - a non-profit organization which is dedicated to building digital copies of all public domain books. When I lived in Pittsburgh, I used to maintain a guide to Pittsburgh bookstores, long since out of date and archived here.