shopping 10.29.13

Shop Talk
New York's 100 Most Interesting Stores

We knew shopping this city would take us places, but in the past few months, even we were surprised just how far it would take us and how many unexpected people would turn up.

Today, we're happy to announce the publication of Shop Talk: New York's 100 Most Interesting Stores, available here.

Some of the people, places and things that found their way into the book:

The Lady Mary bracelet

J.J. Abrams' TED talk

Aroma chemicals and changing the way perfume is made

A camera made from scrap on the streets of Ghana

Joni Mitchell on the Staten Island Ferry

The Container Store, circa 1600

The luxury brand that strives for the lowest profile

The saga of the agarwood tree




27,000 sketchbooks from around the world

50,000 wallpaper rolls from the 1840s-1970s

The bookstore that gets 138,888 books to the gallon

The spot where IBM sold meat grinders

The city's tiniest soap shop

Where to buy a silver sardine fork

Where to buy an invisible plane for $42 million

Wooden toys made by a music teacher in Hungary

A mermaid statue from the Place de la Concorde

Donald Rumsfeld on witches

Awesome snowboards

Snake wine

A video about a video store

A wormhole to 1898, possibly the city's greatest year

Bags by South American Wayuu tribeswomen

A Train Watcher's Diary, Volume 12

The dress Michelle Obama wore for a televised Christmas special

Pushcarts to riches

Lord of the Rings Monopoly

Mastectomy clothing and accessories

Mr. Hulot's Holiday, the fragrance

Isadora Duncan and sandals

Transylvanian embroidered linen

How cat glasses rocked the fashion world

Resin from a Greek island

An Espresso Book Machine

A baseball clubhouse

And much more!

Shop Talk is published as an ebook for Kindle but you don't need to have a Kindle to read it. You can get a free Kindle reader for use on just about any computer, tablet or smartphone. The book is $3.99, available here.

Thanks to Matte Stephens who created such a wonderful cover. Thanks to Rainer Facklam for the delightful photographs you'll find sprinkled throughout the book. And thanks to our Indiegogo supporters who made the book possible.






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