Tag Archives: New York City

Kitsch is King Even In NYC

Diehard Harry Potter fans will undoubtedly love the new Wizarding World-themed coffee shop just opened in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. Cleverly named Steamy Hallows, the kitschy  cafe boasts a whole range of over the top decor, including floating candles to … Continue reading

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A unique perspective for NYC visitors

Visitors to New York City sometimes find themselves overwhelmed by the crowds and hustle. A good way for tourists to get a break is to spend some time on NYC’s waterways and waterfront. This can be accomplished by using the … Continue reading

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Poster House

New Yorkers and tourists too can now visit a new museum entirely dedicated to the art of posters.The Poster House, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and which features an identity designed by Pentagram’s Paula Scher, will be the first museum of its … Continue reading

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Weekday Links to Love

I was recently asked: “Why do you call softcover books paperbacks ?” So, I had to get an answer and here it is. Not to burst your bubble, but here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t work in a bookstore. Although I stopped visiting … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism : The Bronx

Way back in 2017 I shared a story about one woman’s efforts to bring an independent bookstore to the New York City Borough of the Bronx. It’s still difficult to believe that this entire district of the largest city in … Continue reading

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NYC Bookwagons Are Coming Back

Starting this summer, the New York Public Library will be bringing books to residents of the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan via a new fleet of brand new, strawberry red-colored vans. These new NYPL bookmobiles are designed to help communities … Continue reading

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You should have seen him go go go

It’s been more than five years since Lou Reed’s death, but the seminal 60s rock icon has not been forgotten in New York City. To celebrate what would have been his 77th birthday, the New York Public Library has opened … Continue reading

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Fun With Maps

Those of you who regularly visit TBTP know how fond I am of maps—both real and fictional. New York City-based artist Jake Berman does deep dives into archives and library collections to discover historic plans and engineering documents from municipal … Continue reading

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Wise Men Fished Here

In 2005, the legendary Gotham Book Mart in New York City closed its bricks and mortar store. By 2007, the iconic Manhattan bookseller was out of business for good.  Fortunately, the University of Pennsylvania was gifted much of the contents … Continue reading

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Center for Fiction

Awhile ago I shared a story about the imminent big move for New York City’s historic Center for Fiction from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Well, it has finally happened and the new site’s grand opening is on Tuesday February 19th. The … Continue reading

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