New York City Bookstores
New York City Bookstores
I am drawn to bookstores wherever I am. They hold a certain kind of magic. Scarcely a day goes by when I do not end up in one of these many stores. As nice and comfy it might be to sip a cup of coffee at Barnes & Nobles while perusing the latest books and magazines, nothing intrigues me more than antiquarian, rare and used book stores. There I find forgotten treasures, books I long hoped to find and others I did not even have an inkling about.
I discover something new all the time. Don't miss out on New York City's bookstores while visiting.
Whatever you are interested in, you gonna find it here . I listed my favorite bookstores in New York City on this page . All of them have used, out-of-print, and collectible or rare books to offer, while some stores sell new books as well.
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List of Bookstores
- Strand Book Store
828 Broadway (at 12th St,)
Subway Stop: Union Square, 14th Street
In this unique bookstore you will find 'Review Books'
for 50% off, discounted new books and shelves and shelves of
used books in all subjects.
But best of all is their
Fine/Rare Editions Department!
- The Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore
199 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
A fixture in Murray Hill for 30 years,
specializing in rare and vintage travel books and guides.
An eclectic collection of books on many other topics and maps as well.
- Left Bank Books
17 8th Av.
New York, NY 10014
Phone Number: 212-924-5638
Awesome selection of rare and signed literary First editions
in this real sweet and unique antiquarian book store
in the West Village! Strong on photography, art, and film.
You'll find here always a special treat maybe a rare Czech first!
- Atlantic Bookshop
179 Atlantic Avenue
Small Used & Rare shop in Brooklyn Heights
Previously 12th Street Books in Manhattan
Specialities: Art, Architecture, Poetry, Photography
History, 1st Editions, Science Fiction.
Bargain books outside
Homepage@The Advanced Book Exchange.
- Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
The Mysteriopus Bookshop moved to Tribeca!
New address: 58 Warren Street (between Church and W. Broadway)
Strictly mystery books, rare and collectible,
new and out-0f-print.
This store has the most knowledgable staff
one can imagine.
They know all there is
to know about mysteries.
- Argosy Book Store
116 E 59th St
This beautiful old bookstore is a favorite of mine too.
Bargain books outside.
Quite a lot of
Foreign Language titles available too.
- Enchanted Books Antiquarian Books, bought & sold
Susan Weiser Liebegott has rare children's books, (prior to 1960) illustrated and literature.
Brooklyn, NY, by appointment only.
If you are looking for just that scarce book.
Call (718) 891-5241
- Books of Wonder (Only children's books)
16 W 18th St
Many used, and rare children's books
and all noteworthy new releases, often signed, great fun!
- Housing Works Used Book Cafe
126 Crosby St (SOHO)
Housing Works Thrift Store has a great Used Book Cafe in SOHO
All their books are donated, lots of 'Review' copies
out-of-print, used and rare books.
They also sell records, video tapes and CDs.
- Mercer Street Books
206 Mercer St, Tel: (212) 505-8615
Used, Out-of-Print and Rare Books.
Art, Photography, Design, French Literature, Scholarly Books of all types.
Near Broadway and W Houston St
- The Black Orchid Bookshop
303 E 81st St ( between 2nd and 1 st Avenue)
Mysteries, Thrillers & More, New & Old.
Bonnie and Joe, the owners of this charming
bookstore on the Upper East Side, have one of
the nicest small bookstores in NYC. Great collection of out-of-print books
and new arrivals (many signed). Do not miss this store!
Visit their Web site at :
- Skyline Books & Records
13 W 18th St
Out-of-Print, Used and hard to find books in all subjects
Art, Poetry, Beat Literature, African-American Literature
Photography, First Editions,
Not far from Union Square/14.St subway stop
To read about the store & the founder
in the New York Sun:
- Alabaster Books
122 4th Ave (between 12th and 13th St)
New York, NY
Used and Rare Books in all categories
Art, Photography, New York, First Editions
Near Strand Books.
Homepage @ abebooks.com.
- Justin Schiller (Children's Books)
Justin G. Schiller Ltd. was established in 1959 as a proprietorship, incorporated ten years later and is the oldest antiquarian book firm in the United States continuously specializing in rare and collectible children's books in all languages and covering all time periods.
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