Book Hunting Expeditions

[BHE 135] Book Hunting in New York (Part 1 of 2): Book Off, Book Gifts, and 9/11 Memorial Loot


Myra here.

I am glad to be sharing once again some of the books that have found me during our travels recently. I am now celebrating our first Thanksgiving as a family in Las Vegas. I still have an East Coast hangover though and I am excited to share with you some of my book hunting expeditions while in New York!

9/11 Memorial

We had a chance to spend half of our day at the 9/11 Memorial in New York.


Naturally, I had to buy a few memorabilia from our visit:


I bought this pack of notebooks (because I have a growing notebook collection) and September Morning: Ten Years of Poems and Readings from the 9/11 Ceremonies. My 12 year old girl got her wristband/rubber bracelet too.

Book Off New York

Definitely one of my favourite bookstores here in the US.


No, the rain in New York did not stop us from our book hunting expedition.


I am home wherever there are books.


Look at that book sale. 🙂


And so here is our bookloot: comicbooks for my 12 year old girl, a Goosebumps book (yet again), Regarding the Trees by Kate and M. Sarah Klise, Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow.


And here is my 12 year old reading her Goosebumps loot while at the Grand Central Station.

Giving Thanks to Beautiful Friends


During our last night in New York, we had a lovely dinner with Leonard Marcus who introduced me and my family to Robie Harris whose picturebooks have been banned in Singapore. She was kind-hearted and generous enough to give me copies of practically all her picturebooks, and for that I am truly grateful. And it came with a book bag too! And a collection of all the online publications concerning Robie’s books being banned in Singapore – definitely a packet that I will be using in my multicultural course module in Singapore with my graduate students.


It’s so Amazing! and It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris and Michael Emberley, When Lions Roar by Robie Harris and Chris Raschka, and Who’s in my Family: All About Our Families by Robie Harris and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.


I also met up with New York based Filipina-American children’s book author-illustrator Madonna Davidoff.


She was kind enough to give me a copy of Momsie’s Book written by Bart Davidoff and with Madonna’s lovely illustrations.

Clearly, my luggage was filled with books when we left New York!

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way to your hands this week? Happy Thanksgiving!

2 comments on “[BHE 135] Book Hunting in New York (Part 1 of 2): Book Off, Book Gifts, and 9/11 Memorial Loot

  1. So cool about your bookish experiences. I can’t wait to visit New York City! I grew up in Las Vegas before moving to Portland!

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  2. What a glorious trip! And lovely photos…

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