Math, Waffles and Books in NYC. One of these is not like the others.

Like the beginning of 1Q84, I immediately recognized the Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on the radio. Ok, so in 1Q84 it was Leoš Janáček and I actually didn’t know what act of Swan Lake it was (turns out it was the great trumpet solo in Act 1 – No. 2 Valse), but I was impressed with myself nonetheless.  Cultural reference to start the new year… check.

My musical spidey-sense went off while I was browsing the Strand bookstore.  Despite the ridiculous amount of books contained within, I prefer the low key Strand kiosk on 60th and 5th avenue, but more on that later.  If you ever read a book outside of school for fun, or if you are looking for your required reading, you’ll love either Strand location.  The main store is a nice place to visit after you visit the new Museum of Mathematics or MoMath for short.

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