Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New York Places: The Strand Bookstore

The Strand Bookstore 
is one of those places
that every New Yorker and non-New Yorker know about.

(18 miles of books on three floors)
(famous writers through the ages have spent countless hours here,)

it's a used book store.
or a liquidated book store.
or a something book store where you get a lot of books for cheap
(but not cheaper than the library, boys and girls!)

but it's the kind of place you can get dreamy in.
if you have the time, the patience, and can detach from the hordes of folks milling about
you'll feel transported,
and open for chance.

there's nothing quite like stumbling upon a good book.
there's nothing quite like having a book call your name
reaching up,
picking it off the shelf,
and realizing you have just enough dollars to buy it.

the place for dreamers.

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