The Day | Score One For Bookworms

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Good Morning, East Village.

Hot on the heels of Michael Moore’s rallying cry for St. Mark’s Bookshop, the East Village book scene notches another victory. The New York Post reports that East Village Books owner Donald Davis helped apprehend a notorious New York City library thief in a sting that included the use of wrestling moves. This would make a great movie or, well, book.

City Room has run a collection of photographs by Leland Bobbe, a regular in the Downtown scene of the 1970s who shot the likes of Patti Smith, Mink DeVille and The Ramones.

The International Business Times takes a look at the Occupy Wall Street protests and finds a few similarities with the Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988. Do you think the two have much in common?

A reader at EV Grieve points out that the new Capital One commercial has altered an East Village landmark by transforming the St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery into a bank branch. And it stars Jerry Stiller, no less.

Complex Magazine declares that the East Village is the dive bar capital of New York. This isn’t exactly breaking news, as the weekend crowds prove. Still, any places the magazine missed?

Lastly, it’s that time again: Halloween is right around the corner. Trav S.D. of The Villager couldn’t be more excited. In his latest piece, he previews New York’s most fiendish festivities including Theater for the New City’s “Village Halloween Costume Ball.”