I love book stores–almost as much as I love bakeries. And I have some favorite ones in New York City. Here they are in no particular order:
- Amazon Books–Of course, I like Amazon books because I published my book through Amazon.
- Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks–This is one of the coolest book stores in NYC. Bonnie sells only cookbooks and she has many classic cookbooks as well as antique cookbooks. She’s very friendly too and will help you find what you are looking for.
- Bluestockings–This is also a very cool book store for the radical. I liked and attended the feminist book club here.
- Rizzoli–The classic New York book store known for its art and fashion books. It also has a good newsstand of European magazines as well as foreign language books.
- Barnes and Noble–My original favorite NYC book store. I particularly like the Union Square location but also used to like the old Astor Place one too.
- The Strand–A NYC institution. Tons of books, especially hard-to-find ones and ones about NYC. I remember the days when you used to have to check your bags before you went through the turnstile here. Glad you don’t have to do that anymore.
- Idlewild–This is a book store for the global traveler and language lover. They have travel and language books, as well as language classes.
- Kinokuniya–This is a Japanese book store. I love the stationery department downstairs and also the Japanese craft books and cookbooks.
- Pauline Books and Media–This Catholic book store has a chapel for a calm escape from the city.
- NYU Book Store–I like to check out the book store at my alma mater. Great selection of scholarly books.
- Casa Magazines–OK, they have only magazines here, but it’s a great collection of foreign language magazines.
–Dina Di Maio
Posted in Art, Book review, Local, New York, Store, Writing
Tagged Amazon, Barnes and Noble, best book stores in New York, best book stores in NYC, Bluestockings, Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, book store, book stores, bookstore, bookstores, Casa Magazines, Idlewild, Kinokuniya, New York City, NYC, Pauline Books and Media, Rizzoli, The Strand
Owner Joe Clemente hails from Brooklyn where his family had successful grocery businesses. In 2008, he opened Dolce & Clemente in Robbinsville, New Jersey. If you visit, it is in the same shopping center as De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies, so you can shop before or after your pizza. They have a deli counter, bakery and prepared meal sections.
So much Italian bread
Plenty of taralli and even gluten-free pasta
Posted in Bakery, Bread, Cannoli, Cheese, Gourmet, Italian, Pizza, Store
Tagged cannoli, Dolce & Clemente, Dolce & Clemente's, Italian bread, Italian market, New Jersey, NJ, Robbinsville
Bagliani’s Italian Market is a third-generation family-owned Italian market in Hammonton, New Jersey, a city in a farming community with an Italian-American population of 45%. They have everything an Italian could want.
the hard-to-find basket cheese
real buttermilk! (OK, maybe the average Italian cook doesn’t need this one, but I sure do!)
a huge deli department
lots of cheeses and even canned Jersey tomatoes! And, of course, plenty of Brioschi for after the meal!
San Remo Italian Imports in Totowa, New Jersey, is an Italian imports store owned by a friendly man from Italy that sells food and sundries, such as canned and jarred foods, cookies, candies, cakes, olive oil, vinegar, coffee– your essential items from Italy. There are some kitchen items like bowls, platters and cheese graters. The store also has some Italian greeting cards, movies, CDs, T-shirts and tchotchke from Italy like Italian horns, keychains, wooden Pinocchios and stickers. One of the highlights of this store is that they sell Italian magazines, which are hard to find. They have a good selection of tabloid-type, cooking and news magazines.
You walk into your local corner store with all your favorite products on the shelves. But when you reach for that box of Ritz crackers, it’s soft to the touch…and made of felt. This is what British felt artist Lucy Sparrow’s debut US exhibition 8 ’till late: A Felt Convenience Store is like.
Situated in a storefront on Little West 12th Street behind the Biergarten at the Standard Hotel near the High Line, it looks like your neighborhood bodega with everything you could possibly need from fruits and veggies
to frozen pies and ice cream.
But here, it’s all recreated in felt.
You can even get a felt Coca-Cola from a felt Coke machine.
Mmm…pupusas…my new favorite food…
In the back room, the felt pieces are displayed as art, with an Andy Warhol-like depiction of Campell’s Soup.
The items may not be edible but you can purchase them. Prices are a bit steep, but I couldn’t resist taking home this package of one of my favorite childhood candies, Skittles.
This exhibition has been here since June 5 and will be ending next Friday, June 30, so get there while you can. There may be a line but it went quickly when we visited. The exhibit is free to attend, but the felt pieces are for purchase and prices vary.
Posted in America, Art, Event, New York, Store
Tagged 8 'till late, art, bodega, convenience store, felt, felt artist, High Line, Little West 12th Street, Lucy Sparrow, Meatpacking, Standard