Posts Tagged: bookstores

Places Where Single Women Are Encouraged to Seek "The One," and to Which I've Gone, Dutifully, to Befriend No One But Likeminded Women

Portuguese Meetup group.

Creative writing class.

Book club.

Dodgeball arena/indoor trampoline park.

Open artists' studios.

Complimentary boot camp at local sporting goods store.

Weeknight runners' club.

The subway en route to/from work.

Discount coed gym.

Friends' parties, all of them, unfailingly, because you never know. 


The Smell of Paper Brings Us Together

"Browsing customers often circle each other like timid sharks, the piles of books in their hands their only weapons. Heidegger implies late-night conversations over coffee and cigarettes; Rumi, a bathtub surrounded by candles. Ayn Rand indicates a need for a wide berth; Sarah Vowell means mornings spent listening to NPR while baking gluten-free cupcakes." Writer and bookseller Emma Straub talks about the many ways you can find love in the aisles of your local bookstore. See, Kindles may be convenient, but can they help you find a husband? Probably not, at least until they build in some sort of social networking app that automatically teleports you into the same [...]