Photo: Debra Bilow

Darren Winston began his career as a vintage bookseller in New York City in 1995. His first ten years were spent selling at fairs, flea markets, and out of a briefcase. He then moved to Connecticut, where he has been operating his storefrontDarren Winston, Booksellerin downtown Sharon, Connecticut for the last six years. This Modernist-style showroom, located at 81 Main Street, is a different take on both the traditional gallery and the vintage bookshop: an orderly yet inviting space with an enticing and meticulously arranged variety of books. The shelves hold everything from from first editions to pulp fiction classics. And art isn’t only found on the covers of books in the store; the space also functions as a small gallery and events space that hosts a wide range of artists and authors.