Last weekend, I took a quick trip up to NYC for a few reasons. One, I needed a quick change of scenery to get back into more of a creative mood. But reason two? Books. Are you surprised?
It’s nice to have friends who you can call with minimal explanation and ask to crash at their house for a night or two when you don’t feel like spending on a hotel. Also nice when you’re nestled between two major east coast cities, so a getaway is never more than a bus or train ride away.
I’ve known for a while that I’d be making this trip and have been looking forward to it for weeks. The main catalyst was a book signing with one of my favorite authors, VE Scwabb, who was doing a signing at The Strand for the release of her newest book, Vengeful. I’ll be starting it soon, but based on the hype, reviews and the fact that my fave wrote it, I already know I’m going to love it. I highly recommend you guys pick up the first book, Vicious, if you’re looking for a fun story about villians and power gone wrong. Seriously, it’s a good one!
Anyway, since I was already making a bookish trip, I decided to check out some other bookstores while I was there. I’ve been wanting to go to Books Are Magic forever. It’s a book lover (and an Instagrammer’s) dream come true. You can totally tell that it’s owned by an author and none of the little attentions to detail were missed. I can’t wait to go back.
I filmed a video of my book shopping and a haul with the books I picked up and added to my (ever growing) to read pile! All of the books are linked below. My friend Qori, who’s a super talented illustrator and graphic designer, shopped with me and agreed to haul her books too! Hopefully she’ll be making a return to YouTube in the near future!
Thanks for watching!
Where we got coffee:
Hearts Coffee Bushwick
1207 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
* The latte was AMAZING!
Books are Magic Brooklyn
225 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
* The most magical bookstore ever, owned by author Emma Straub (who is often there and will sign books for customers!)