Literary Inspired Apparel at The Strand Bookstore

Yesterday, I visited one of my favorite places in New York City, The Strand Bookstore. Located a stone’s throw away from Union Square, The Strand houses over 18 miles of books—new, used, rare, and even out-of-print. As its website states, it is a book lovers’ treasure trove.

One of the unexpected treasures I came across yesterday were a series of garments boasting artwork from classic novels. They included Capote’s In Cold Blood and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (as seen above) as well as Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, among others. Featured items included men’s and women’s T-shirts and sweatshirts. Very cool.

The Strand Bookstore

I’m definitely going back to cop a couple shirts. Oh, and I’ll probably pick up a few books while I’m there as well. If you live in NYC, or you’re visiting our fair city, I encourage you to stop by and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

The Strand
828 Broadway
(between 12th St & 13th St)
New York, NY 10003
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Union Square, East Village
(212) 473-1452
www.strandbooks.com

Union Sq – 14 St (L)
14 St – Union Sq (4, 5, 6, 6X)
14 St – Union Sq (N, Q, R)


 

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