An Updated Itinerary for The Millions’ NYC Indie Bookstore Tour

By posted at 2:40 pm on April 29, 2009 5

The NYC Walking Tour is this Saturday, May 2nd, and we’ve got an update to the itinerary and a couple of other notes. First, the itinerary – we have swapped McNally Jackson and Housing Works because Housing Works opens at noon that day. The times listed here are our best guesses, so if you are hoping to meet up with us partway through, keep that in mind. Here is the updated itinerary:

11:00 – 11:30: Three Lives (154 West 10th Street at Waverly Place) – we’ll meet at Three Lives at 11am.

25 minutes walking

11:55 – 12:25: McNally Jackson (52 Prince St. between Mulberry and Lafayette)

12:30 – 1:00: Around the corner to Housing Works Used Book Cafe (126 Crosby St. between Prince and Houston) Housing Works is generously offering a free cup of coffee from their cafe with the purchase of any book.

10 minutes walking

1:10 – 1:25: Bluestockings (172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington)

1:25 – 2:35: Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge (about 3 miles – folks who are daunted by the distance can take the F train from Bluestockings to BookCourt)

2:35 – 3:05: BookCourt (163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean)

3:15 – whenever: And we’ll wrap things up at Freebird Books & Goods (123 Columbia St. between Kane & Degraw), which will host a little backyard party with refreshments.

A note on the weather: Right now, the forecast is for “showers.” Unless the outlook worsens considerably, we will most likely go ahead with the tour as scheduled on Saturday and brave a few raindrops (if it’s bad enough, we can take the F train from Bluestockings to BookCourt instead of walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.) I’ll post a last update late Friday or early Saturday, and if you want to be sure to get the info, RSVP to [email protected], or join our Facebook group.

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5 Responses to “An Updated Itinerary for The Millions’ NYC Indie Bookstore Tour”

  1. Larry Portzline
    at 6:49 pm on May 1, 2009

    I'm so happy to see Bookstore Tourism continuing in New York!

  2. BW
    at 5:35 am on May 2, 2009

    May ask why you are not an IndieBound or Powell's affiliate? It is a little bizarre to do the indie tour without doing supporting independents via your site. At least provide the option + you will earn more.

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