• Idlewild books New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • 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, New York, NY 10011
  • Strand New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • 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, New York, NY 10003
  • Powerhouse arena New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • Powerhouse Books, a publishing company that specializes in art and culture, brings you Powerhouse Arena, a boutique book shop and exhibition space. Perched on the East River in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood, Arena holds myriad events and book signings, playing host to everyone from literary giant Salman Rushdie to filmmaker Spike Lee. The bookstore has an eclectic selection of art and photography books, consistent with Powerhouse’s commitment to… More info
    37 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Books of wonder New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • Books of Wonder, the bookstore owned by Peter Glassman, has become the city’s oldest and largest independent children’s bookshop. Glassman, who has been working around books one way or another since he was 15, describes himself as having an “Old World idea of courtesy,” going above and beyond to make sure his customers are happy. The lovely and colorful store, which is as welcoming to children as to their parents, arranges books alphabetically… More info
    18 West 18th St, New York, NY 10011
  • Forbidden planet New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • 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, New York, NY 10013
  • Brooklyn kitchen New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • In 2006, Taylor Erkkinen and her husband, Harry Rosenblum, had a whole bunch of ripe grapes in their backyard, but no jars or pectin to make jam with. After having to leave Brooklyn to get supplies, they decided to fill a need in their community and started the Brooklyn Kitchen. The store began in a modest space, but after the success of their cooking classes in 2008 they moved to a much larger space on Frost Street, which they currently share… More info
    100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Reed space New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • Reed Space has been around since 2002, and has grown out from being the spot for sneaker culture to a full lifestyle purveyor. Printed tees by Stussy and kicks by Converse, Adidas, and Clae are varied enough to provide the full gamut of the current streetwear market, along with specialty pieces carried exclusively by this boutique. Accessories like Oakley’s 25th anniversary eyewear collection fill out the space, which is stocked cohesively with a… More info
    151 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
  • Rizzoli New york (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • Rizzoli has finally arrived on Broadway. The New York institution shuttered its famed 57th Street location only to reinvent and reopen in a historic building in Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood. Since its establishment in 1964, the bookstore has risen to the forefront of independent booksellers, specializing in illustrated volumes of photography, art, fashion, design, gourmet food and gardening. In addition to this visually stunning selection… More info
    1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
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