• Crawford doyle booksellers New york
  • On the Upper East Side, there are a few booksellers willing and able to provide challenging literature, a community atmosphere, and an informed sales staff. Crawford Doyle has been providing that environment since John Doyle and Judy Crawford opened their boutique in the early 1970s. The service you find here goes above and beyond, with a staff is ready to engage you in long and intriguing conversations about what you’re looking for and eager to… More info
    1082 Madison Ave, Manhattan, New York, NY 10028
  • Idlewild books New york
  • Idlewild specializes in travel guides and foreign-language books. Since opening in 2008, David Del Vecchio, a former United Nations press officer, has been stocking his charming Flatiron district bookstore with literature centered on departure. Fans of foreign children’s books will find a thorough selection of Asterix, The Adventures of Tintin, and Madeline, which definitely makes Idlewild a must- stop for all Francophile New Yorkers. They also… More info
    12 West 19th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011
  • St. marks bookshop New york
  • At a time when large corporate bookstores are closing and the publishing industry appears imperiled, small independent booksellers have increasingly become a new sort of national treasure. One of the most beloved in NYC is St. Mark’s Bookshop, since 1977 a lodestar of sorts to the subculture that defined the Lower East Side and a bulwark against the neighborhood’s increasing corporatization. Home to arguably the city’s best poetry selection, St… More info
    136 East 3rd St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10003
  • 192 books New york
  • Loyal Chelsea neighbors, contemporary art enthusiasts, and visitors to the High Line all flock to this general-interest bookstore which has a penchant for knowing its clientel's tastes. The store’s inventory consists mainly of literary fiction, art books, children’s books, and literature-in-translation, an underrepresented genre in the U.S. market. Owners Paula Cooper and Jack Macrae leave the job of book buying in the able hands of Patrick… More info
    192 Tenth Ave, Manhattan, New York, NY 10011
  • Three lives & company New york
  • Lost amid the cacophony of the publishing industry’s ongoing death rattle is the fact that many independent bookstores are doing fine. Sure, financial success is a relative term when it comes to anything literary, but becoming a neighborhood institution in the manner of Three Lives & Co. likely makes avoiding the corporate Faustian bargain worthwhile. Three Lives was founded in 1968 and taken over in 2001 by Toby Cox after he moved to New… More info
    154 West 10th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014
  • Strand New york
  • The lone survivor of Booksellers Row, the Strand remains a king among independent booksellers. From the outside, the bright red awning proudly announces “18 Miles of Books,” which at first glance might seem like hyperbole until you get a look at each of its six floors, the top most dedicated to the largest rare book collection in New York City. Check out the mezzanine and second-floor collection of art and photography books, and then head to the… More info
    828 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, NY 10003
  • Mcnally jackson books New york
  • Once upon a time, Sarah McNally found a giant hole in Manhattan: there were no event-driven community bookstores anymore. “There were no bookstores with even public seating—only the library still had chairs,” she said. So in 2004, armed with a sense of purpose and a love of books, she opened McNally Jackson on Prince Street on the border between SoHo and NoLita. Events at the Prince Street store cater to the diverse needs of the community. Author… More info
    52 Prince St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10012
  • Forbidden planet New york
  • Open since 1981 and in its current location since 1996, Forbidden Planet, named for the 1950s sci-fi film, is still keeping it cool by providing New Yorkers with one of the largest and most cutting-edge selections of comics, graphic novels, collectible toys, and ‘zines out today. A journey through the store is a bit like a trip through a brightly colored kaleidoscope packed to the gills with sci-fi novels, star-wars collectibles, and comic books… More info
    832 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
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