In 2025, according to David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, Three Lives Bookstore is still there at Waverly and West 10th. “‘Wow look at all these books. It’s rare to see so many, these days.’ ‘Books’ll be back . . . Wait till the power grids start failing in the late 2030s and the datavats get erased. It’s not far away. The future looks a lot like the past.'”

Three Lives is an excellent bookshop. Don’t wait till 2025 to visit it though.