Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In My Library... Storefront


Clic Bookstore & Gallery in NYC is one of my favorite spots to stop by when in NYC. I completely lose track of time looking at the exhibits and flipping through their gorgeous books.


One show that really made a lasting impact on me was James and Karla Murray's, entitled "Storefront." It featured old neon signs from around the city. For some reason, I've always been slightly obsessed with these signs, and the book accompanying the exhibit is amazing.

13 comments:

Zaira Mabel said...

I love when people post about spots in New York City that I can check out. Thank you so much! Sometimes Tourists experience our little city way better than us who have lived here forever.

jamie-lee said...

I always find it really interesting looking at shop fronts - they're all so different!

And thanks for sharing about the bookstore, will have to keep in mind for when I go to NYC

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The Zhush said...

Love the looks of these signs, so nostalgic and cool! Also love the look of your blog! :)

Style Maniac said...

Definitely putting that bookstore on my NYC To Do list. Love the neon signs. Whenever I see a great facade like that I imagine opening a stylish little shop inside ...

a lovely being said...

I'm DYING to visit clic! especially after finding out that it was started by Christiane Celle after she sold Calypso. I admire her so much : )
xx fallon

Thrive on Novelty said...

This makes me want to visit NYC so bad! I'll get there one day :) Great post! xx

hip hip gin gin said...

These signs are so great, I especially love that little almost dangling P on the barbershop! It gives it such a sweet authenticity. I'll have to put Clic on our list of things to do when we drive down to NYC next time.

Prippy Handbook said...

So glad you guys enjoyed this post! Clic is so amazing (and I love Christiane Celle, too, Fallon!).

Some day I hope to own one of James and Karla's amazing photos... and I'm so thrilled that they stopped by the blog.

I definitely will keep you all posted on their upcoming shows.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Very cool signs! Love losing myself in a book store.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

oh i love the old vintage sighns!!!

PS - come visit my first GIVE-AWAY - $45 worth of fabulous! - don't be shy - pass it along! :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

wishful nals said...

i love these storefronts. i agree, i feel like storefronts have seen so many things -- oh, the stories they could tell!

Starfish & Sundresses said...

This looks like the kind of store I could hole up in for hours. You always find the best spots!

P.S hope you had a great time in VT! Let me know if you want to escape this rainy weather and grab a glass of wine soon :)

Sary said...

i love these images. i'll definitely be making a visit to clic bookstore the next time i'm in nyc!