The highlight of day two in New York City was when Lisa and I went to the Strand Book Store. They have so many books that it is estimated to be about 18 miles long (if ever you decided to play the longest line game using books). I never had the pleasure of seeing that much books in the Philippines. Whenever I go to book shops near my house, they would always carry the same books. In Strand, however, I was able to see so many that I almost started hyperventilating. I didn’t want to leave! It was so overwhelming and beautiful. Signed and inscribed copies were being sold, rare books were found at the third floor, Moleskins were scattered all around the shop, and books I’ve wanted and never seen before suddenly appeared before my very eyes!
In the end, Lisa and I came out of the shop carrying 6 books, 1 watercolor moleskine notebook, and 1 tote bag. It is a bookworm’s heaven.
Here are some pictures.
After Strand, Lisa and I met Jed in Pio Pio for dinner. It’s a Peruvian restaurant, which kind of reminded Lisa of the movie Bridesmaids. Anyway, their chicken was undoubtedly delicious! It was so tasty! I would go back to that restaurant for the chicken.
(Credits to Gothamist.com for the chicken photo)
Each day is getting better and better!