Can you really have too many books?
If you're like me, you know the answer to that question. I like The Strand, but I don't love the Strand like some people. There is something that I can't quite put my finger on, but even still this is probably one of the best places to get books in New York City. I primarily buy the art and photography books on the 2nd Floor, the review copies of new fiction and non-fiction in the basement and sometimes I even find myself lugging a small stack of new cookbooks up to the register.
(The purple dress is nice too.)