McNally Jackson, New York

SoHo’s McNally Jackson is one of the most aesthetic and best-curated indie bookstores I’ve ever visited.  Sure, the employees are the most hipster (read: the rudest) you’ll find, but that comes with the territory of being an independent bookstore in one of New York City’s trendiest areas. I visited McNally Jackson on a Wednesday afternoon […]

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Three Lives & Company, New York

Try to find an image for “cozy bookstore” and it’s likely that Three Lives & Co. is the top result.  “Cozy” may be a nice term for small, which Three Lives certainly is, but it’s also quiet and wonderfully curated, which, together, create a perfect browsing atmosphere.  It may not be the best place to […]

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Books Are Magic, Brooklyn

Cobble Hill’s Books Are Magic is officially my new favorite New York bookstore.  Owned by Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, Books Are Magic is everything I look for in a bookstore: it’s quaint and charming, with plenty of space to browse without being too overwhelming, and the employees are friendly but […]

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On My Nightstand: July 2018

July is going to be a pretty busy month for me.  I still have five ARCs to read that come out within the next two months;  I’m also starting my summer internship, which will involve a heavy amount of reading, while still working whatever hours I can grab at my part-time bookselling job.  Long story […]

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Little Fires Everywhere // Celeste Ng

In this sophomore novel, Celeste Ng returns with her elegant, clear, and concise writing style.  Little Fires Everywhere is literary without being dry, and thrilling without being trite.  It’s highly engaging, and a quick read, but it’s still slow paced (which sounds contradictory but somehow applies).  Ng is an enormously talented writer; she is brilliant […]

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The Interestings // Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings is one of those novels that you either love or hate, and after turning the last page, I can happily say that I fell in love with this book.  I found it to be highly captivating, with memorable and, yes, interesting characters that seemed so real to me. From the back […]

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