This very Tuesday, the 16th of January, Publetters continues its inconspicuous circuit of Center City hotel bars and lounges. We will set up our Samsonite SLIM-LINE (TM) brief case, loaded with stamps and stationery, at AQUIMERO, the handsome lounge set within the soaring lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, on Broad Street just north of Chestnut Street. • • • We’ll be there from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., But we advise you to arrive early, as their excellent Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. to just 6:30 p.m. Order promptly to save a penny, which is very much like earning one! • • • Publetters’ stationery and such are free, thanks to the kindness of the Yards Brewing Company (makers of Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale) and Trophy Bikes, sellers of the Brompton folder, considered the world’s best folding bike.
The SAMSONITE SLIM LINE Brief Case, as displayed by Mr. Franklin; note the Air Mail envelope, which distinguishes it from other such business luggage as you may encounter this Tuesday evening in the lobby of the Ritz=Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia.
Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital.
Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker
Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4.
Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.