Potty Reading Promoted

Lauren Fitting holds a sign promoting National Bathroom Reading Month

Lauren Fitting holds a sign promoting National Bathroom Reading Month in New York City. Courtesy of Steven Style Group hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Steven Style Group

It's National Bathroom Reading Month. There are several well-known bathroom readers — large 700- to 1,000-page compilations of stories, poems, essays and funny quotes suitable for those many visits.

A publisher of one of those readers came to Madison Square Park's public toilet in Manhattan to give out free quarters to people who needed the facilities, and, of course, to promote the books.

Only trouble: The public bathroom was broken!

Three workman with an electric snake were fixing the toilet, while public relations mavens gave out the literature.