quest to visit all the NJ independent bookstores. After we struck out on the first one (who is closed on a federal holiday when loads of shoppers are out and about?!), we ended up at Little City Books in Hoboken, NJ. And it is such a cute store! It's on the small side (as is everything in this neck of the woods. You must learn to be efficient!) But that didn't hurt its selection at all! As you'll see from the picture (forgive my hair; I hadn't thought about picture taking that morning), I got to a point where I just had to stop myself. It wasn't that I stopped finding books to buy, either, but that I just needed to stop looking before I went broke!
I chatted briefly with Kierstan, the children's department manager, who was super nice. Then we walked around the neighborhood for a bit, found a pocket park to start reading our books in, and headed home. It was a terrific afternoon.
I am so looking forward to continuing this project! I'm not sure what store will be next, but if I do one a month I'll have them all in a year and a half. If I occasionally slip in an extra, I'll have them all in a year. Lovely!