Have you been to the Strand book store in New York? If not, you’re missing out. The Stand’s four floors hold over 18 miles of books: new, used, out of print, and rare. It also carries bags, journals, t-shirts, and ninja pens. The basement has non-fiction and half-price books and the top floor has a collection of rare books, where my mom spent an hour and a half. She bought Lang’s Crimson Book of Fairy Tales for thirty-five dollars, and drooled over a first edition of Winnie the Pooh going for three-hundred. I spent way-too-much time in the two aisles of Young Adult, going title by title, reading book jackets. The Strand is different from Barnes & Nobles because it allows people to sell books back to them and prices books below Amazon. Most are about a dollar below list price. I bought nine books, two used that cost five bucks each. Next time you are in New York city, check out the Strand.