Call Me Ishmael Phone

February 23, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Welcome to Call Me Ishmael: a phone number, an answering machine, a website, and an invitation to “readers around the world to tell us stories about the books they love.” The popular website Call Me Ishmael - which invites book-lovers to dial a phone number and leave voicemails about a book that is important to them - has just expanded from the internet into the real world. For a week this February, Pen and Brush will host the brand new Call Me Ishmael phone: a rotary pay phone that allows listeners to hear some of the messages left for Ishmael over the years. Poets and Writers has called the site “an innovative and irresistible new tool for discovering books and sharing stories about them” and Pen and Brush is thrilled to offer visitors the chance to contribute their own stories.

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