Book Review: Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs


Hello, New York is a charming and personal illustration book by illustrator, blogger and author Julia Rothman. I follow her work occasionally and also her book blog Book By Its Cover.

This is a picture book and the art is drawn in sketch-style.

The book recounts the personal experiences from Julia Rothman on what it's like to grow up in New York, the interesting things and places around the city, food, lesser known buildings, museums, etc.

Some of the more interesting stories I like are that of finding a hidden tennis court at Grand Central Station, interview with a NYC taxi driver, librarian, owner of a Tattoo museum.

The book's a 144-page hardcover, about A5 size. I finished reading in one sitting and it makes me want to read more. I hope there's a sequel because there's obviously so much more to the city. But even in a small book like this, there are already quite many surprises.

My favourite part is the book feels really personal as it's written in first person view. The drawings are delightful with the loose lines and colours. Accompanying text are in handwritten typeface.

Wonderful book. I like sketchbooks and I love this one.

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs

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