Strand Bookstore Tour

(Originally posted here)

I love walking into a good bookstore and taking a deep breath, feeling totally relaxed and ready to explore. Strand Bookstore has to be one of my all-time favourites. It’s a wonderful store and getting lost in the stacks is welcome. I visit several times on every trip to New York City. And here’s a brief tour from one of those visits…

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I walk through the door to find Strand merch on the front table—amazing totes and mugs.

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I’ve bought several things from this table in the past, my favourite being a dog-print tote bag.

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There are four levels, but I usually go straight up to the second floor for the children’s books.

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First stop is always YA, where I spend a lot of time browsing the shelves and rarely leave without a book in hand.

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When I finally tear myself away, I usually go back down to the first floor and look around the fiction books and stationery.

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It’s so big, but if you need something quickly, the staff are really helpful and it’s fairly easy to navigate with the floor plans on the wall.

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With so many sections it’s brilliant for wandering around and looking at everything from design, to cookbooks, children’s books, gifts, comics, and art—I could spend hours in this store!

Visit: www.strandbooks.com