As independent bookstores struggle through the toughest retail market in years, one literary blog has organized a walking tour of New York City’s indie bookstore scene–The First Annual Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Book Stores.
Planned for Saturday, May 2nd at 11 am (with a rain date on May 3rd), the whole tour will crisscross Manhattan and Brooklyn, visiting six stores for a half-hour each. The tour will visit Three Lives, Housing Works Used Book Cafe, McNally Jackson, and Bluestockings in Manhattan; and then, BookCourt and Freebird Books & Goods in Brooklyn.
Here’s more from the post: “[Garth Risk Hallberg] and [C. Max Magee] will be leading the jaunt and we’ll likely be joined by one or two other Millions regulars. Please join us! If all goes well, perhaps we’ll reassemble in 2010 for another tour, focusing on the uptown venues we’ll be neglecting this time around.”