What shops does Frank Bonanno visit when he travels?
We like to go to bookstores. I like a good bookstore. Obviously, because of the kids we go to toy stores a lot like FAO Schwarz in New York. We will always walk into a bookstore if we’re walking down the street and see one.
It used to be, from the time we were dating, whenever Jacqueline and I were in a new town, we’d seek out the local bookstore. You know the kind — maybe they have coffee, they always have an owner who’s read everything in the shop and can give you a recommendation. Those are mostly gone. Colorado still has a couple — the Boulder Book Store, Tattered Cover Book Store. In New York, I love JB Prince; but to me, that’s as much of a toy store as anything else. Last time I was there, I purchased Quique Dacosta’s cookbook. At the beginning of the summer, in my own neighborhood at West Side Books, I found an original edition of the Moosewood Cookbook autographed by Mollie Katzen — that was a good little find. In truth though, my most recent book purchase was at the airport, Raylan: A Novel by Elmore Leonard.