A mysterious scroll arrived one St. Patrick's Day.
I unfurled it to see this:
My wife was taking me on The Great New York City Bookstore Tour, having hand-selected the bookstores that she thought would be most to my liking.
This one room bookstore was neat and organized but held a deceptively large amount of books. Of particular interest to me were the many works in translation.
On the day we went, Left Bank Books had a sign that read "Closed for Spring Cleaning." However, I had been there once before, when I attended the Gay Pride Parade in 2010. They have an impressive collection of signed and first edition books.
The Waste Land signed by T.S. Eliot stands out here.
- Posman Books in Chelsea Market
And the rest of Chelsea Market is cool:
This corridor of books stretches into their backyard.
You can only do so much in a day, so I have to hope that the other bookstores will still be there when I return.
-this took place in 2015