Bookish Things I Plan to Do in NYC

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New York City is the prime place for all book things. It is the place for publishing houses, famous authors, amazing inspirations. There are also a myriad of fun literary things to do whether it is seeing Shakespeare in the Park, or visiting the houses and watering holes of famous authors and poets. I am going on holiday in a few weeks time and one of my destinations in New York City. There are many wonderful things to see in New York City but there are a particular group of book related things that I am itching to visit.

NYC Library

This may be a nice, fancy library that is a great place to visit on its own, but I am going for another reason: I need to see the original Winnie the Pooh toys.

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I have wanted to see them ever since I found out they were there and I never thought I would get the chance to see them in person. When I realised in amongst all my other NYC planning that I could actually go and see them I was beyond excited. I may be more excited about this than some of the other things on my trip list. The other reasons of course are the majestic lions that guard the front, and all the wonderful book inside.

The Strand

Image result for the strand bookshop logoI first read about this wonderful shop in Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares and I knew I needed to go one day. Turns out that day is now coming so of course that is on my To Do list. I doubt I’ll meet any Dash’s while I am there, though you never know. The Strand boasts 18 miles of books (approx 29km), and while I know buying books is dangerous at home, it’s probably even more dangerous when you have luggage restrictions but surely I’ll need one memento?

Forbidden Planet

While this is technically a comic book shop, I am counting this. It is also right next to The Strand so it’s obviously meant to be. I only found about this place recently, but I am intrigued to see what it is like. It doesn’t just sell comics, it also sells merch and clothes so it should be a well worth the trip.

Visit Alice

Image result for alice statue central parkThe Alice in Wonderland Statue is something I am eager to see in Central Park. I missed out on Oscar Wilde in Dublin so I am going to make an effort to track this one down and add it to my collection of literary statues alongside my Paddington and Peter Pan ones.


Are there any great book related NYC things that you have always wanted to do or have done? Are they any that you think I should do while I am there? Let me know in the comments!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ally
    Oct 02, 2018 @ 23:36:21

    I’m going to spend so much money at the NY Library store ❤



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