Published June 23, 1997
"Emily, a Mr. Barnes and a Mr. Noble would like a word with you."
Two gangsters stand in a small bookstore as a woman peers into a lit office beyond them, and speaks. Refers to Barnes & Noble driving independent bookstores out of business.
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Robert Weber was born in Los Angeles in 1924. He is a World War II veteran and a graduate of the Pratt Institute, and has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1962. He is also known for his custom illustration work, which has appeared in advertising and editorial media for a range of clients. Weber lives with his wife in Connecticut.