There’s a bookstore in lower Manhattan called McNally-Jackson that delivers books to your door (if you live in NYC, that is, which, alas, I do not). I like the idea of spending hours in a bookstore,choosing as many volumes as I want and then not having to worry about carrying them all home.
And I love the idea of having books hand delivered to my home by my local bookstore. The joy of receiving something I love at the door, the inevitable rapport one would have with the book delivery person, the excitement of rediscovering what I bought a few hours ago.
Not having this option this time around, I only bought two slim books: Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge (I really enjoyed The Housekeeper and the Professor so I’m looking forward to reading this) and Cesar Aira’s Varamo (a ‘Staff Pick’ that looked interesting).
New books in hand, I came across this door about a block away!