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Powell’s City of Books. It’s a nice idea, first of all, but when you’re there, it’s a nice reality. You can wander and sniff out and have coffee and hunker down and pet a cat or a dog – if only the food trucks delivered…. Anyway, I was recently in Portland, OR (City of Roses), so headed to Powell’s, picked up my map, and contemplated the neighborhoods.
This is the first in an occasional series profiling NYC (and surrounding area) book stores. Here, Matthew Dinda, sales assistant, talks up the wonders of The Strand and its 18 miles of books.
One of the major difficulties I faced when moving from suburbia to NYC’s urban jungle was finding a new bookstore to frequent. I am a loyalist when it comes to my bookstores, and after finding the one I love I will refuse to shop anywhere else (unless I can’t find what I’m looking for!) New York has much to offer in the way of independent bookstores, and some of them are among the most well-known in the country. What better way to find a bookstore I love than to explore as many as I can? I decided that it’s probably best to start with the one that tugs at my tote-bag-loving heart strings every morning on the subway: Strand Books.