Where to find books…

Another place I like to look for books is the Dollar Tree. Again, this is in no way sponsored, just wanted to share a few places I find books. Where I live we have a quite a few Dollar Trees in out town and surrounding areas. Whenever I am in one I make a point to go through all the books. I’ve found some really great books over the years. Some of the stores have smaller selections of books, but I usually come away with at least one new hardback book for just $1.

You can even buy bulk activity and kid books on their website here, some with only a 4 count minimum (and they offer free shipping to stores) this is nice if you want books for party favors etc.
This trip I bought the two books pictured at the top. Babayaga seemed like a fun magical story, and I had read most of Susan Kaysen’s other books so I was happy to stumble upon one I have not read.

NYC




At the end of June I took a fun two day trip to New York city with Molly. She had received tickets to Mark Ryden’s ballet Whipped Cream, and asked if I wanted to go with her. The ballet was beautiful and everything you’d expect. The costumes, the back drops, it was all so lovely. You are not allowed to take photos during the show, so the two here are just images from the promo material, but do yourself a favor and google for more photos!









Some of the places we visited while in the city…
Taiyaki-fun ice cream inside a fish shaped cone…mine was the black sesame/matcha swirl and molly had the unicorn cone which was filled with red bean paste.
On our way to get ice cream here we also came across Wu Kong. They serve magical looking ice cream cones surrounded by cotton candy!
New KamMan-Three floors, the top floor has lots of toys and bath products. The ground floor is food with a nice candy selection, and the basement level has a lot of houseware goods.
Kinokuniya– We spent a few hours here looking through all the beautiful craft books. They have such a fun kid book section too-the only bummer being that the kids books are all wrapped in plastic so you can’t look inside. They had quite a few Moomin books and in the past I’ve gotten a magazine that had a free Moomin bag attached.
Pearl River Mart-It was fun to shop in the store since we have both made online purchases in the past. This shop is apparently smaller then their previous location but while we were there they had opened up a lower level that seemed like they were just starting to fill up with goods.
We stayed at The Watson Hotel, which made for a perfect walk to and from the Metropolitan Opera House (which is so beautiful!)
We had lunch the first day on our walk to the hotel to check in at Melt.
We took the amtrak train from Harrisburg, my most favorite way to travel to NYC. It was a fun quick trip with really nice weather. We did have a quick bit of rain the second evening, but it didn’t last very long and we just sat in Little Italy with some coffee & tea until it passed.
If you have any favorite places in NYC to share I always love to hear!