new beginnings, new year blog hop

bookish places in nyc


Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you but I'm feeling (20)22 and I don't have champagne problems, I have a book problem, haha! I cannot believe it's already 2022 and some of my favorite songs are turning 20 this year! How did Avril Lavigne release Complicated twenty years ago! Are you kidding me?! 

Anywho, I'm so excited to be taking part in the YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Addict's New Books, New Beginnings New Year Blog hop! There is an awesome Amazon Gift Card giveaway at the the bottom of this page. On your way down there, check out three awesome bookish places you should visit if you ever come to my neck of the woods, New York City!

I know, I know, living in NYC as an author is so cliche but hey! That's where my mom grew up and where my dad met her. The New York roots are strong with us. 


Located at 828 Broadway at 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

The Strand is the largest book store in New York City, which houses "18 Miles of Books and Counting" (The Strand). 

I first learned about The Strand's existence in the 2010s when I visited Manhattan for the first time. Although I lived in New York my whole life, traveling to the city was not a priority of mine until I went to college in 2011. There are so many books to look at, you can easily spend an entire day in the store!

Located around 66th Street in Central Park

Taking the Literary Walk is one of my favorite things I have ever done. In 2010, my high school teachers took us to Central Park and we went on a scavenger hunt through Central Park to find the literary statues around Central Park. You can find Shakespeare's statue, Hans Christen Anderson, and others! 

Image by michal dziekonski
Image by Mel Poole

Located at 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10458

Edgar Allan Poe's cottage where he spent the rest of his days. If you're a fan, you're going to want to visit! It's closed for the time being, but hopefully it will open soon!


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