Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1986 New York (2)

After gazing at the glamorousness of Fifth Avenue, which we entered for the first time, we stopped at a large, glass-lined bookstore.


I enjoyed the layout of various books in the sales floor, grabbed books such as art books, photo books, magazines such as The New Yorker and VOGUE, and the novels of writers familiar with The New Yorker , and turned the page even though I didn't have much English skills . 

Later on, I bought three copies of my favorite Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlow series and Georges Simenon's Maigret police series on paperback.  

It is natural to read American Chandler's novel in English, but I thought that it would be rather difficult to read the original book by Georges Simenon in French with an English translation.


After leaving the bookstore, we sat down by the window of a sophisticated cafe, relaxing with chocolate cake and fragrant coffee.