Monday, July 13, 2009

Bowne & Co., Stationers

Something that has been on my to-do list for the past year, was to make a surprise visit to Bowne (rhymes with "Brown" but without the "R") & Co. Stationers (a 19th-century style printing shop) located next to the South Street Seaport museum.

Both Robert Warner, the current manager, and Fela, the lovely & energetic sales associate, were there and it was a treat to chat with them, share knowledge of product and customers alike, and just take a look around. Plan a field trip and have brunch at one of the restaurants, just two blocks north of the Seaport, have a visit with in lovely little shop on the edge of a cobblestone street and then you, if you like, you can hop on the free ferry to IKEA.

The result of this phrase: "Would you like to put your drinks on our wooden stool and then you will have two hands to shop with"?

Fela and Robert

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