Teen girl to mom: Here, this is what you need [points to Sex for Dum­mies book].

–Barnes & No­ble, Union Square

Girl: I read all of the gos­sip mag­a­zines, but I should prob­a­bly read the Wall Street Times.

–Chelsea Piers

Bim­bette: Like, why would you stay home and read when there’s so much oth­er stuffs to do?

–89th & 3rd

Over­heard by: Ben A

Chick: Do you have Dan­te’s In­fer­no? I don’t know the au­thor…

–Strand Book­store

Dude on cell: Yeah, I’m just buy­ing a book ’cause I got bored. Then I’m go­ing back to fin­ish my Bloody Mary.

–Bur­gen & Flat­bush