NYC Culture Guide | The 10 Coolest Bookstores in New York

Naturally, The Strand kicks off the list.

Marked passage, A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, page 103.

Strand selfie.
aweaver-photography:

Favorite store.
Photo found in a book.

Super sweet note found in a book from Dad.

Huh. 
huffpostbooks:

New Cover For Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ Is Quite The Odd Choice

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Publicity photo found in a book: Maxwell Perkins and Ernest Hemingway.

“But there are pleasures to be had from books beyond being lightly entertained. There is the pleasure of being challenged; the pleasure of feeling one’s range and capacities expanding; the pleasure of entering into an unfamiliar world, and being led into empathy with a consciousness very different from one’s own; the pleasure of knowing what others have already thought it worth knowing, and entering a larger conversation.”

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From “The Pleasures of Reading to Impress Yourself" by Rebecca Mead for The New Yorker

What are some challenging reads you’ve enjoyed?

Index card found in a book.
More from Walden by Henry David Thoreau, page 274.

More from Walden by Henry David Thoreau, page 274.