If there was ever any doubt that Strand Books is the coolest bookshop on the block (in New York, that is), now they’ve gone and added a nostalgic candy line to their store offerings. “So customers can reward themselves after shopping,” says co-owner Nancy Bass Wyden in an interview with The Daily Beast back in February.
I love the idea of selling old fashioned candy in bookstores, especially ones that are in historic buildings. It’s fun and kind of smart-alecky, don’t you think? It says, “You think books are old fashioned? Well, that’s fine with us. We think old fashioned is cool, just like our candy.”
What do y’all think? Would you visit your local bookstore more if they sold wax bottles and lemon drops? (Incidentally, those are two of my favorites).
What’s your favorite old fashioned candy?