When I was a grad student at NYU, the Strand Book Store was a haven. I’d wander through the endless stacks looking for some undervalued, half-price gem that someone sold.
The Strand is one of the largest booksellers in the world, claiming 18 miles of books under their roof.
Since I was last there, the old, dingy store got a remodel. I think there are now three floors. I found myself wandering to the top floor, the children’s section (pictured above), watching a few parents reading books to their kids.