New Haven, CT Weekend

Book Trader Café

Attraction | 1140 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT; (203) 787-6147

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Book Trader Café

From the weekend trip Get an Honorary Degree in New Haven

Used bookstores like this have, unfortunately, all but disappeared from New York (and no, the Strand doesn't count). There's a shelf of affordable first-edition hardbacks to the left of the cash register (I spotted Mary Gaitskill's Two Girls Fat and Thin for $8.95 and Cormac McCarthy's The Road for $14.95), dozens 0f other cheap-and-cheerful shelves, and an adjoining student-filled coffee shop that invites real lingering, besides. www.booktradercafe.com


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