Thursday, July 29, 2010

Featured Shop Items: Summer Accessories

We’re coming up on the dog days of summer and, if you are like many Americans, you are probably vacationing - maybe relaxing by the beach or going to amusement parks. Here at the Museum Shop we have several items for sale that will be great accessories when you travel this summer.

If you are taking a long car trip and want to keep your family members occupied, you should check out Chuck Klosterman’s Hypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations ($14.99). On each card there is a scenario with a question at the end. For example, if you find Shaquille O’Neal in your shower and he doesn’t remember how he got there, would you call the cops? If you have the ability to save your friend from a bear attack, knowing that from then on a perpetual rain cloud would follow you forever, would you intervene? The crazy situations may lead to some surprising (and entertaining) answers from your loved ones.

Maybe you’ll be in the New York City area at some point this summer. You should definitely come to the Tenement Museum, and on your way out you should pick up City Walks New York: 50 Adventures on Foot ($14.95). This newest edition is a book of cards that tells you where to go in New York City. They are organized by neighborhood (card #13 is the Tenement Museum!). There are the expected places - the Empire State Building, the Met, and so on. But you’ll find out where there is a Little Italy in the Bronx and other little known places! It comes complete with a map with the locations numbered so you won’t get lost.

Love New York City history and looking for a summer reading book? For those of you relaxing by the beach or pool, you definitely need to read North River by Pete Hamill ($14.99). A personal favorite of mine, it is about Dr. James Delaney, who mysteriously receives his grandson on the steps of his New York City home one day in 1934. The story will hold your attention from beginning to end as it transports you from the sandy beach to winter in Depression-era New York City.

We have beautiful straw bags currently on sale 30% off ($20-$25). These bags are perfect for packing stuff (like the summer reading book mentioned above!) for the beach, picnics, barbeques, and carnivals - anywhere your summer travel may take you! They are available in an assortment of sizes and bright colors.

If you are interested in any of the items seen on this blog, come stop by the Shop at 108 Orchard Street at Delancey or give us a call at 212-982-8420 to have anything shipped. Have fun on your summer adventures!

-Posted by Devin

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