Interview with New York’s Famous “Book Man” Launches SOOP’s YouTube Channel

While en route to the mid-July launch for Life at 12 College Road, SOOP Founder Wade Fransson crossed paths with Andrew Johnson, the famous “Book Man” of Queensbridge. “Book Man”—who has a political science degree and a long history in the book business—has been selling books on the same street corner in this rough-and-tumble neighborhood for more than four years. In a recent feature, the New York Times dubbed him Queensbridge’s “unofficial mayor.”

After their conversation, Wade and “Book Man” laid the groundwork for a new, SOOP-sponsored children’s reading program. Read more about their encounter and its results here.

Wade’s spontaneous interview with “Book Man” officially launched SOOP’s new YouTube channel. Take a look:

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