Today was another wonderful New York day.
I walked a hole into my second pair of socks (did the same thing yesterday). There’s a marketing concept for you, socks that are strong enough to withstand sightseeing in New York.
There was a wonderful sale at a store just across the road from my hotel. How very thoughtful of them to make it so easy on me. This was great, but my very, very favourite thing that I did today was yo visit the Bauman Rare Books store. When we happen to have $16,000.00 to spare I’m going back there to buy their copy of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers or Candide by Voltaire. Maybe I’ll get them both. If I ever win a really big lottery, I mean really, really big lottery that’s what I’ll do, collect rare books. How much would I have to win to be able to do that? Also, if I had that kind of money I suppose that I could just go after particular authors and books. I’ll have to think about that one.
What one book would you like to own in the original? I would have to pick either Les Miserables by Victor Hugo or The Talisman by Balzac. I was shocked to see a signed Harry Potter for $13,500.00. I mean, she’s still alive and able to sign. Do you think it’s like DeBeers and diamonds, maybe she just won’t sign to drive the price up? Anyway, it was very exciting and I could have spent hours looking in the cases.
How can you not love this city? There’s something for everyone.