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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Just A Quickie...

I just thought I would make a very quick post about my visit to the Strand bookshop and my quest for a signed copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. As we know, I wasn't able to make it to the launch and signing, nor am I able to make it to any of the other events with David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. What I did manage to do was discover the treasure trove of YA books at the Strand bookshop in NYC. Here I managed to pick up a copy (signed the night before) of Dash & Lily plus another book of Levithan's, Love Is The High Law that he also signed last night.

Look at all the books! This is less than a quarter of the YA books in the store.

I then spent quite a while trying to decide which books I would buy off my two-page list I brought with me from home (I think most of you know I am travelling around the US at the moment). The books in America are so cheap. A hardcover book only costs about $8.50. At home this would cost closer to $30! In the end I decided on only six titles for now, but I plan to buy more at my next US city stop. I will probably just end up sending a box home.

So today I bought...

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
Born To Rock by Gordon Korman
The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
Love Is A Higher Law by David Levithan

Plus some really cute Strand merchandise...

For anyone interested in visiting this awesome bookstore in NYC, you can find it at Broadway and 12th Street in Manhattan.

Book reviews to come!

1 comment:

  1. See, THAT'S where the cost goes: shipping back home. :S I'm pretty jealous that you got Dash & Lily, as well as Because I Am Furniture! AND hardcover, at only $9!


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