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Friday, December 11, 2009

Searching for a Bargain, at The Strand

Outside the Strand, NYC
Photo by myself outside the Strand Bookstore, around Broadway and 12th Street.

The Strand advertises itself as having 18 miles of books. It's a large store that includes rare editions. Bins of books are always on the sidewalk, going for as little as $1 each.

Even in the cold, people were out sifting through the bins outside. This is one of my favorite places to browse for books. You never know what you'll find. The second floor was recently renovated and is filled with books on art and architecture.


So here he is, Rupert in his winter gear. Ta da!

In Winter Gear

The coat is made in Sweden by Obtrack. It's a little complicated to get on, but once you do it a couple times, it's not too bad. He's also wearing a light harness in this shot, hence the multiple straps.

The coat has been a hit with the colder weather. Rupert doesn't like the cold, and the Obtrack wraps him up like a UPS package. If you're out in the hinterlands, however, you'll need something heavier.

Rupert is usually a zombie in the morning, which explains his glassy-eyed look. However, once he wakes up, watch out. There is nothing stopping him!

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fishwithoutbicycle said...

I love love love the Strand bookstore.

matt said...

cool coat,it's a dogs life!! :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I should get one of those coats for Priscilla-Rupert looks adorably snug as a bug in his!

I was just at The Strand Tuesday early evening! It is mine & my son's favorite bookstore.

Nice photo that really captures the feel of what the Strand is all about Kitty!

Christchurch Photo Diary said...

Goggles would complete the outfit no?

Kitty said...

We have good taste, Fish!

I have a hard time committing to buying a book, so it's the perfect browsing place for me.

Thanks Matt!

Hi Lily
Ha, the only thing about Swedish coats is that they take a while to arrive. You won't go wrong with this one.

Cool that you like the Strand, too. It has such character, doesn't it?

Ha, Christchurch! That would be quite cute.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Ruppert is very chic with his coat!