i spent a recent rainy sunday afternoon at two of my favorite places in nyc – strand bookstore and 81 irving place.

strand 1 as much as i love amazon, online shopping will never replace the experience of actually walking into a bookstore and picking up a physical book.strand 2 strand 3 strand 4 i came home with this awesome strand canvas tote.  the tote was designed by novelist adrian tomine, and depicts the faces of various strand customers.strand 5

after strand, we headed to one of my favorite coffee places in the city – 81 irving – for a soy latte and green tea.

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