May 27, 2010

Book Tourist in New York

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Start spreading the news! I'm leaving...not today. I'd really like to be a part of it: New York! NewYork! But that's not going to happen in real life. If I was there though, I would head right for these two places. Since I'm a bookish girl, I think you can guess what they are: The Strand and the New York Public Library.

Have a look at The Strand. It's what I imagine heaven would be like.



Then there's the New York Public Library. I'd have to have a picture taken with those lions. I don't think the Ghostbusters are there everyday though. (That was my favorite movie when I was a kid.)



So where would you go if you were in New York?

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24 comments :

  1. I'd LOVE to see the strand! It'd be pretty bad on my budget, though...

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  2. Wow, were would I go..hmm I don't know I have never been to NY so I would be all over the places. Strand Bookstore looks great..but bad for the pocket book..LOL

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  3. I think that the strand would be a must. There's so much to choose from - definitely museums for me.

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  4. I would be right behind you; to The Strand and the Library! I'd also like to visit some of the museums there, especially the Guggenheim. It's been the setting in several books I've enjoyed; I'd love to see it in person! And of course, the Statue of Liberty.

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  5. I loved that video of the ghostbusters in the library! It was so funny!

    I'm definitely going to have to go to the Strand Bookstore when I go to NYC next year.

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  6. I was there for the first time last year. I loved the Strand and the library (def did a pic with the lions). I also went to the Algonquin Hotel to have a drink and see the infamous round table. I wish I could have met Dorothy Parker. Have fun!

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  7. I made it to the NYPL the first and only time I've been to New York - beautiful building. I also went to a branch of the library in midtown that has on display the original Winnie the Pooh.

    I didn't get to the Strand, but that is definitely on the list for the next visit. I'd also like to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  8. Rebecca & Ladystorm- I could spend a bundle in there too. I'd love to see their rare books.

    Luanne- Museums for me too.

    Heather- Can't go to NY without seeing the Statue of Liberty.

    Emily- I loved how some people were just sitting there like they see ghosts in the library everyday.

    Avid- Oh so lucky!

    Suzanne- I'd love to see the Museum!

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  9. Oh, the Strand's fantastic! I've found lots of great books there. If you have time, I also suggest visiting McNally Jackson, Shakespeare & Co., or housing Works Bookstore (with the latter, you feel as though you're in a library).

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  10. I've been a cyber tourist in New York this week as well! It's been a lot fun.

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  11. We're going to New York next month, and I've already put both the Strand and the NYPL on my list of places I'd like to visit - with or without the rest of my family! Our hotel isn't too far from the library, so chances are slightly better that I'll get there.

    We're also planning to go to the Statue of Liberty and the Museum of Natural History.

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  12. When I go I go to Central Park. Lots of great spots to have alone time with a good read.

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  13. ROFL-ing at the library video! Boy that was so funny! Both places are on my top list, so I guess everything else comes after that.

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  14. I hope you are right about heaven. In my mind it looks very much like the NY library. The videos were so much fun.

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  15. Thanks for the videos! My husband has been trying to get me to New York for years but I've resisted, not being a crowd kind of person. All the bookish talk this week has me changing my mind though! I would definitely hit the Strand and I would have to check out a Broadway show.

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  16. I have no idea, I wouldn't even know where to begin!

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  17. I think I must have been living under a totally isolated rock because I'm just learning about the Strand bookstore in NYC. Now that it's been brought to my attention, I'm gonna make it my business to get there eventually! Sooner rather than later, preferably...

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  18. I would totally love to see these!! I'm assuming that's a clip from the Ghostbusters remake? Loved that show too!!

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  19. The Strand was most definitely awesome. The third floor is for rare books, and there were some hilarious and highly priced pulp fiction books - like Sex Life on the Planet Mars. Isn't that just great? :)

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  20. We lived in PA (near Philly) recently for a couple years, and one regret is that we didn't have time to really get to know NYC (all we got to see was Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island). If we ever move back (or visit), I'm definitely going to have to hit The Strand!

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  21. I was just in NYC a few weeks ago and the first thing I did was head to the library! Yep, I'm a dork. Unfortunately they were doing something to the front of the building and there were a million people on the steps so my pictures aren't wonderful, but it was still quite fun. And I did go to the Strand as well, and bought too many books - I didn't really think about the luggage weight! It's a lot more crowded than it looks in that video. The walkways are very small and it was crowded when we went, but I still had a lot of fun. Powell's in Portland is still the best bookstore I've ever been too, so you could add it to your travel wish list if you haven't been there.

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  22. We get to NYC every few years and The Strand is always on my must-do list. Love that place!

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  23. Sadly, I didn't make it to either of those places.

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  24. I was in NYC a few weeks ago and visited both Strand and the Public Library. the Ghostbusters video was posted the day after I went. Wish I'd been there when they filmed it!

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