For the Plane and Train…

Thursday, September 6, 2012 5comments No tags Permalink 0

…books! It’s tradition.

Before going on any trip, I stop at Strand to stock up on books. Tuck a book in my purse, another two in my carry-on. They take up so much suitcase space, but I usually give the books away (friends, relatives, even strangers I meet along the way) so that I can use the suitcase space for new treasures. I buy used copies from Strand, that way I don’t feel too guilty about parting with them.

For our , a mix of new and old. Travel writing, a guide to Paris markets, the latest book by Adam Gopnik, and of course,

A Year in Provence.

From left to right:

P.S. Also spotted this limited edition Moleskine Le Petit Prince box at Strand…so tempted to get it. Should I go for it or pass?

5 Comments
  • Kathy YL Chan
    November 30, -0001

    Kat! Yess!! Found it cheaper on Amazon so ordered there heheh :)Kim! Safe travels and have a TON of fun…can't wait to see all your posts!! :)Hi Genesee! Agreed! I'll have to stock up on all his other books for winter…am just picturing snow outside, hot tea (and hot chocolate!) and a weekend full of good reading :)Hi Valerie! Thanks for the rec, will make sure to check it out! :)

  • K and S
    September 6, 2012

    go for it :)

  • The Fashionably-Forward Foodie
    September 7, 2012

    wow i love this! very cool tradition. i want the travel writing book! have a great, safe trip. headed to your city tomorrow!

  • anonymous
    September 7, 2012

    Peter Mayle writes perfect vacation reading – light, entertaining, funny. I tend to read his books in the dead of winter when I need some sunshine.

  • nouvellevag
    September 8, 2012

    Have a nice trip.A book recommendation for you, especially because you are going to London:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/year-in-the-merde-stephen-clarke/1100390375?ean=9781582346175Enjoy London and its tearooms.

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