What Book Lovers Can Do During a Trip To NYC
New York City is one of the world’s premier travel destinations, offering everything from Broadway shows and museums to fantastic restaurants.
There’s another side to New York as well, and that’s the side that appeals to literary fanatics. If you love books and you’re considering a trip to New York, there are some can’t-miss sites you’ll definitely want to visit.
All of these are not only perfect for book worms but also excellent for a family friendly trip to the city.
Argosy Book Store
According to a post on the RV peer-to-peer rental platform Outdoorsy, if you love books and are planning a trip to New York you should visit the Argosy Bookstore, located in Midtown. They specialize in antique and books that are no longer in print.
Argosy is a third-generation family owned store, and they have a six-floor building, so you could plan to spend hours here.
You may be able to find some amazing first editions and signed copies, and they also help customers find certain editions and rare books. This book store has been serving the city since 1925, and it’s one of the top spots to make time for if you’re a book lover and you find yourself in the city.
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel is one of the most famed in the city and the world, and even if you can’t afford to stay there during your trip, you can certainly visit it.
The Plaza is not only full of elegance and classic New York charm, but it was also featured in The Great Gatsby.
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library will appeal to any book lover. It’s the fourth largest public library in the world and the collection totals nearly 53 million. Another perk of visiting the New York Public Library is the fact that it’s free and open to the public.
It’s also an architecturally beautiful and peaceful setting, which can be a welcome reprieve from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Morgan Library and Museum
The Morgan Library and Museum was at one point the personal library of Pierpont Morgan.
It holds everything from early printed works to historical manuscripts, and it’s an amazing gem for not only book lovers but also history aficionados.
The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel
The Round Table at the Algonquin Hotel was where figures including Dorothy Parker, Charles MacArthur, and Harold Ross would gather for daily luncheons. The Algonquin Round table is actually a name that refers to the writers, actors, and others that would gather and formed a club, and the meeting earned The Algonquin Hotel status as a New York City Historic Landmark.
Of course, these are just a few of the many things you can find to entertain yourself if you love books and are visiting New York City. There are countless other landmarks, theaters, museums and bookstores that are likely to hold your attention as you venture around the city.
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