Last week, I made most amazing discovery ever: A LOCAL (NON GROCERY) SHOP THAT IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 10AM-10PM. I have been in to Greenlight Bookstore before, but I never realized just how accommodating they were. In addition to offering a great selection (best sellers and NYC-centric books) and a beautiful space, they also host regular readings and author events. And are actually open after work. Wayyy after work.
I try to patronize as many local businesses as I can, and I know as a small business owner it's difficult to keep early and late hours every day. But it is frustrating to come home and need something, try to pick it up from a local shop and then realize they've all closed at 6 or 7pm. Greenlight makes it easy for me to keep it local.
To show my appreciation, I will be spending my 3/50 local spending money this month at Greenlight, buying at least one book a week at 9:45 pm (because I can!). First up, City Kid by Nelson George.