Book Hunting Expeditions

[BHE 136] Book Hunting in New York (Part 2 of 2): Kinokuniya, McNally Jackson Books, and Books of Wonder


Myra here.

I am glad to be sharing my book loot once more from my recent travels. Truth be told, I was devastated a few weeks back as I literally lost over 60 pictures from my book hunting expeditions in New York – I lost photos from Books of Wonder, Kinokuniya, and the McNally Jackson Books. It was an interrupted iPhone-iPhoto sync that corrupted the files and made them unrecoverable and broke my heart completely. Oh well, that is the way it goes. At any rate, allow me to share a few of my book hunting loot around the East Coast.

Kinokuniya New York

Avenue Of The Americas, New York, New York 10018

I was privileged to visit Kinokuniya, the New York, chapter with the literary icon, Ninotchka Rosca and children’s book artist, Madonna Davidoff. We spent the better part of the afternoon chatting and having coffee and yes, book buying too when we were about to leave.

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With the inimitable Ninotchka Rosca casting a spell! 🙂


With the beautiful Madonna and my 12 year old girl.


And my book loot: Edgar Allan Poe Stories & Poems illustrated by David Plunkert and The Pointless Book started by Alfie Deyes and finished by you – as especially requested by my 12 year old girl.

Books of Wonder, New York

18 W 18th Street, New York


This photo is taken by Madonna Davidoff. I had to borrow her photo since I lost all my pictures of this gorgeous book store. Again, my heart breaks each time I think about it.


My relatively modest book loot on sale from Books of Wonder: Skellig Two Plays also includes Wild Girl, Wild Boy by David Almond and Bikeman: An Epic Poem by Thomas Flynn.


And just as we are about to leave, Myka requested for this novel: Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt. I didn’t even know that The Wednesday Wars had a sequel.

McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street New York


Photo taken from the bookstore’s Facebook Page.


I simply fell in love with this bookstore. The titles are amazing. The book spread is simply delicious, to say the least. Again, I am reminded of the pictures I lost. Ok, I’ll stop. Here is my modest book loot. The Sandman Book 5: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry, Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince, and Are you my mother? by Alison Bechdel. The last two books are not available in the Singapore public libraries, as far as I know, for pretty obvious reasons.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your hands this week?

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