Memorial Day weekend is just days away, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in this week on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!
We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day on the East End with #3: Visit a Local Bookstore
Now is the time to find your summer books, because once Memorial Day hits we’ll want to be reading on the beach, not shopping in town.
With tablets and e-readers, it’s becoming easier and easier to have any book you want, whenever you want it. This makes it possible to forget the joyous experience of entering a bookstore and getting lost in the thousands of tomes lining the walls as you look for an interesting read, but that pleasure is something that really can’t be replicated online.
On the East End there are several local bookstores to satisfy your literary desires. Whether you need to buy a summer reading book for school, a new cookbook for that Memorial Day barbecue or a great Hamptons beach read, our bookstores provide a browsing experience you can’t get with online retailers.
Some choice bookstores scattered around the East End include Books & Books in Westhampton Beach (130 Main Street, booksandbooks.com), Canio’s in Sag Harbor (caniosbooks.com), Black Cat Books on Shelter Island (blackcatbooks.com) and BookHampton in East Hampton, Mattituck and Southampton (bookhampton.com). They carry new fiction and nonfiction, children’s books, reference books, and young-adult fiction, among other genres. Most also have book readings throughout the summer and, because of our location, have attracted big names such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay McInerney.
Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #2