Whether dinner, a drink, or a room for the night, you can’t get much more literary than the legendary Algonquin Hotel. Dorothy Parker and her “Vicious Circle” lunched there; go and raise a glass to them. For more information, visit www.algonquinhotel.com.
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This “dos-à-dos” establishment is a hidden jewel. Experience the traditional craft of nineteenth-century letterpress in a charmingly atmospheric shop true to its origins. For more information, visit Bowne & Co. Stationers and Bowne Printers
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Attention Poe fans! Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life, from 1846 to 1849, in The Bronx at Poe Cottage. The landmark house museum is where he wrote “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” For more information, visit bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poe-cottage.
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Booklyn is an artist-run non-profit that promotes artists’ books as art. There are exhibitions, events, workshops, and lectures, as well as a portal to buy unique and editioned books, zines, and letterpress productions. For more information, visit booklyn.org.
Vanity Fair called it “the CBGB of Indie Bookstores,” but Printed Matter is much more than that. The shop carries contemporary artists’ books, zines, posters, prints, multiples, and a broad selection of out-of-print material. For more information, visit www.printedmatter.org.