I spent a total of eight days in New York, but somehow managed to acquire nine books, which may or may not be a new record for me… I will say that four of these were given to me by publishers, and the three I purchased at the Strand were all $7-8 each, so my bank account is happy even though my bedroom has been taken over by books. What else is new? As you can see, this was quite the stack to fly home with!
From Harper Business
90s Bitch by Allison Yarrow
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
From Strand Book Store
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung
From McNally Jackson
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
From Books Are Magic
New People by Danzy Senna
A little bit more about my adventures: On Monday, I visited the Harper Business imprint at HarperCollins and the Henry Holt & Co. imprint at Macmillan before making a trip to The Strand to get lost in the stacks. Tuesday I met with some amazing people from St. Martin’s Press and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, both imprints at Macmillan, as well as the team at Catapult/Soft Skull Press, and attended a dinner the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. I began Wednesday with a trip to Three Lives & Company, which was just three blocks away from my West Village apartment, and went to a work lunch at an amazing Thai restaurant. Afterwards, I walked to SoHo’s McNally Jackson for some quality browsing time. Thursday was very much a non-bookish day, in which I saw the Statue of Liberty and went shopping, but Friday I went down to Brooklyn for Emma Straub’s Books Are Magic, which ended up being my favorite bookshop of the trip. The weekend was spent bopping around the city with my family before flying home Sunday night (only to begin classes the next day… yikes!).
I’ve already picked up My Year of Rest and Relaxation, because I just couldn’t wait, but what do you think I should read next? I’d love to hear from you!