Thus, a shopping spree at The Strand would be super fun.
Haven't heard of The Strand? Shame on you.
Per Wikipedia: The Strand Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 828 Broadway, at the corner of East 12th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, two blocks south of Union Square. In addition to the main location, the store's Central Park kiosk is open on fair weather days at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 60th Street. The company's slogan is "18 Miles Of Books", as featured on its stickers, T-shirts, and other merchandise.
You lose time in wandering the stacks at the Strand. One could spend a whole day just perusing sections ... Say, the Fiction: Science-Fiction/Fantasy or Crafts or ...