Last month, Eye Level hosted our first event at NYC’s iconic Strand Bookstore. Here’s what happened…
On a blustery January evening, four hundred wonderful humans packed into The Strand’s rare book room for a night celebrating Eye Level.
Over drinks and small bites, we shared the story of how Eye Level came to be, then officially pressed publish on Issue One.
After a particularly tumultuous week (ah-hem, inauguration), the night was a welcome opportunity to champion the issues we hold most dear —inclusivity, diversity, creativity, freedom, unity — and a wonderful reminder of the unique magic that happens when book lovers come together.
The night commenced with readings from nine literary New Yorkers, who shared brief passages from books that have been meaningful to them.
Here is the list of readers, along with their chosen books, if you’d like to check them out:
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate! We love you all, and cannot wait for the next event. Stay tuned…
Special thanks to The Strand, Sixpoint Brewery, and Cannonball Wine for helping make this night possible
Photography by Christine Han