Eén adres ligt uiteraard voor de hand: The Strand, op de hoek van 12th Street en Broadway. De boekwinkel met 24 kilometer boekenplank die wereldwijd legendarisch is.
New York Times van 20 januari 2013 verscheen een prachtig artikel over hem. Mooie quote:
Back at his stall, he resumed his incessant sorting and culling of books that are carted over nonstop from the buying counter in the rear of the store.There, the buyers — headed by the Strand’s owner, Fred Bass, 84, whose father, Benjamin Bass, opened the store in 1927 — acquire books all day long and pass all the fiction to Mr. McFall’s book-strewn nook a few shelves away.“I like this spot because I can hear Fred but he can’t hear me,” the soft-spoken and unflappable Mr. McFall said. “That’s how I like it, because I like to say what I think.”
He took a job at the Strand in 1978.“Back then, it was a cruel place; I was the first nice person to work here,” Mr. McFall said.Mr. Bass immediately assigned him to organize the store’s fiction section. Mr. McFall said he had spurned offers to manage other bookstores, and added, “I’m perfectly willing to sell low-end dresses here if it means keeping the Strand in business.”