Friday, November 13, 2009

Look at Books - In these Independent Book Stores

There is something to be said about the thrill of going to a Border's or Barnes & Nobles - it seems like every single book ever known to man is waiting there for you, along with toys and games and cards and notebooks - my personal heaven. (Besides a donut shop that played Lady Gaga non-stop that also sold amazing clothes.) But, every time I pass an independent, neighborhood bookstore, I can't not go inside. They are such special places run by such special people - a dying art form, if you will. The smell, the feeling, the visual of shelves upon shelves of books crammed into their little homes: it's enough to make me stay forever. In fact, when I was a little girl, I'm pretty sure that I am the only little girl whose parents put a limit on how many books I could take home from the library (remember libraries?!) or buy at the bookstore because 100 was simply too many. I still can't get in and out of a bookstore in under 30 minutes, and empty-handed. So support the local bookstores in New York City and near you if you have one!

Bookberries, 71st and Lexington

Crawford Doyle Booksellers, 81st and Madison

Housing Works Bookstore, Crosby @ Jersey Ave

Idlewilde Books, W 19th St near 5th ave

Joan Hendricks Cookbooks, Greenwich St

Left Bank Books, W 4th St

McNally Jackson Books, Prince St btwn Mulberry and Lafayette

Rizzoli Bookstore, W57th St btwn 5th and 6th ave

Shakespeare and Company Booksellers, Broadway @ Washington Place

The Strand, Broadway and 8th St

The Corner Bookstore, Madison and 93rd St

Three Lives & Company, W 10th St

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