Today I enjoyed the beautiful NYC weather while visiting Union Square. My roommate and I got a bagel and coffee first at The Bean.
The baristas were very helpful. I don’t like the taste of strong coffee, so I usually stick to Folgers Coffee or McDonald’s coffee. The barista recommended a café au lait with almond milk. Once I added six Equal packets it was pretty good.
After filling our bellies we visited Strand Bookstore.
The legendary bookstore boasts “18 miles of new, used and rare books.” It does not disappoint. I felt at home surrounded by all those books. It made me happy to see so many people enjoying the books. I did notice quite a few people get annoyed when I said “excuse me” to get by them in a narrow aisle, but I decided since they were enjoying the books so much to let it slide.
I found Christmas cards that were New York themed and a T-shirt that my brother will love. I also found a great collection of old books. They were
leather bound with gold embossed pages.
While walking around I came across published versions of several of my Advanced Reader Copy books. Many of my ARC copies did not have complete artwork so it was great to see the finished product.
I plan of visiting Strand quite often. If you are a bibliophile this would be a great place to visit on your next trip to The Big Apple.
Which U.S. President was born in New York City? Find out tomorrow when I tell you more about my Union Square Excursion.