Sometimes in “the Greatest City on Earth,” you go somewhere and find out that it’s (A) really really popular and (B) a huge tourist/locals destination. Enter: Strand Bookstore in the East Village.
On Saturday, I visited with my friend Glo for the first time and it was basically a playground for bibliophiles. Notice the suggestions above? Employees give you their own recommendations for books and when/why to read them. They have really thorough sections, like the Banned Book section:
They also have super dope merchandise. I have a small tote bag addiction (read: I have upwards of 10 just for grocery shopping/additional storage on-the-go), but I had to have on of their cute bags:
And then there’s just the cute journals and cards that I did will myself not to buy. They have pretty much all of the coolest stuff for writers and doodlers. I was in heaven…..
And so, kiddos, I had a great time. If you visit NYC or you live here, definitely make a trip. You’ll leave with something you need, and probably a few things you just wanted really badly. If you have been to NYC before, where do you think I should go next? I’m trying to give this whole “exploring in the coldest winter” thing a try!
This is what I did Saturday afternoon :]