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Manhattan Bookstores:

1) New Book Stores (General Book Stores - Manhattan)
a) Large chain bookstores
b) Independent bookstores

2) Used Book Stores - (Manhattan and Brooklyn)
a) Manhattan
b) Brooklyn

3) Specialty Book Stores (Manhattan)

a) African-American
b) Art (Photography and Fashion)
c) Chess
d) Comic Books
e) Cookbooks
f) Drama / Theater
g) Fashion
h) Foreign Language
i) Judaica
j) Juvenile (Children's Books)
k) LGBGT and Feminist
l) Military / Winston Churchill
m) Music
n) Mystery
o) Nautical
p) New Age / Spiritual
q) New York City (official pubs)
r) Political
s) Rare
t) Religious
u) Science Fiction / Fantasy
v) Travel

4) Museum and Library Book Shops (Manhattan)
5) Brooklyn Bookstores - (General and Specialty)
6) Queens Bookstores - (General, Specialty, and Used)
7) Staten Island Bookstores - (General, Specialty, and Used)
8) Bronx Bookstores - (General, Specialty, and Used)


1) GENERAL BOOK STORES (Bestsellers, Hardcover and Paperback; New Books)

a) Large chain bookstores - (i.e. Barnes and Noble)

Barnes and Noble - Upper West Side
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street
Upper West Side

Barnes and Noble - Upper East Side
150 East 86th Street near Lexington Avenue
Upper East Side

Barnes and Noble - Citigroup
160 East 54th Street at 3rd Avenue)
Midtown East

Barnes and Noble - Fifth Avenue
555 Fifth Avenue at 46th Street
Midtown East

Barnes and Noble - Tribeca
97 Warren Street at Greenwich Ave

Barnes and Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street near Broadway

Barnes and Noble - Columbia University Bookstore
2922 Broadway at 116th Street
Upper West Side


Amazon Bookstore
Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
59th St. and Broadway
Upper West Side

Amazon Bookstore
7 West 34th Street
b/t 5th and 6th Aves
Midtown South


Book Culture (main store)
536 W 112th St near Broadway
Upper West Side (Morningside Heights)
General and scholarly books. New and Used. Some textbooks. Near Columbia U.

Book Culture (neighborhood store)
2915 Broadway at West 114th Street
Upper West Side (Morningside Heights)
General books and gifts.

Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Avenue near 82nd Street
Upper West Side
General books and gifts.

bookbook Bookstore
266 Bleecker Street near Morton
Greenwich Village
General book shop, emphasis on fiction/literature

The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue at 93rd Street
Upper East Side
Specializes in bestsellers, children's, and travel books

Crawford Doyle Booksellers
1082 Madison Avenue at 81st Street
Upper East Side

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street near Mulberry
Coffee, new releases, book printing machine for instant books

New York University Bookstore
726 Broadway at Waverly Place
East Village
General books, textbooks, and gifts

Posman Books in Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue at Ninth Avenue
General neighborhood-style bookstore

Postman Books in Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza (concourse) near West 50th Street
Midtown West
General neighborhood-style bookstore

Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway at West 26th Street
Flatiron District
General bookstore plus llustrated art, design, and fashion books.

Shakespeare & Co
939 Lexington Avenue near 69th Street
Upper East Side
General bookstore plus textbooks for Hunter and Marymount colleges. Book print machine.

Three Lives & Co.
154 West 10th Street at Waverly Place
Greenwich Village
Local community bookstore since 1968. All types books.

Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books
34 Carmine Street near Bleecker Street
West Village
Small bookstore with all discounted books. Music, Art, Philosophy, Literature. Shares the space with a Carmine St. Comics.

2) USED BOOKS (also Out-of-Print and Rare Books) - Manhattan and Brooklyn

Specific store information will be listed below these two lists:

a) Manhattan - Quick List

- Alabaster
- Argosy
- Book Culture (some)
- Book-Off
- East Village Books
- Housing Works Bookstore cafe
- Mast Books
- Mercer Street Books and Records
- Strand Bookstore
- Westsider

b) Brooklyn - Quick List

- Archestratus Books + Foods
- Book Thug Nation (Brooklyn)
- Human Relations
- Unnameable Books

a) Manhattan - Used Book Stores

Alabaster Bookshop
122 Fourth Avenue at 12th Street
East Village (no web site)

Argosy Book Store
116 East 59th Street near Park Avenue
Midtown East
Elegant old school six-storybookstore since 1925. Used and Rare books

49 West 45th Street
b/t 5th Ave and 6th Ave
New York, N.Y. 10036
(212) 685-1410

Used: Books CDs, Video Games, Manga, Movie, Home Objects, Electronics

East Village Books
99 St. Marks Place
East Village

Small but hip basement-level use book and record store with emphasis on literature and the arts.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street near East Houston Street

A volunteer-run non-profit. All type of books, including rare and out-of print, especially the arts. Writing workshops.

Mast Books
66 Avenue A near East 4th Street
East Village

Sells used and rare volumes on a variety of topics.

Hip and edgy independent Wast Village book store.

Mercer Street Books & Records
206 Mercer Street at Bleecker Street
West Village

Basement level used books. At hipster.

Strand Bookstore ("The Strand")
828 Broadway at 12th Street East Village

Legendary New York used bookstore (since 1927) and the largest. All type of books plus a floor of rare books. 18 miles of books.

Westsider Rare and Used Books
2246 Broadway near 80th Street
Upper West Side

Used general books. Records. DVDs. Seen in the John Turturro film Fading Gigolo starring Woody Allen; as a bookstore called M. Schwartz and Sons - Rare & Used Books.

b) Brooklyn - Used Book Stores

Archestratus Books + Foods
160 Huron St. near Manhattan Ave

One of New York's newest bookstores is dedicated to all things delicious and literary. Archestratus, named for the ancient Greek poet and food lovers, carries cookbooks, food memoirs, vintage culinary collections and more. In addition to functioning as a new and used bookstore, Archestratus also has a cafe in the back and hosts events, cookbook clubs and more. 160 Huron St., Greenpoint, (Credit: Archestratus Books & Foods)

Book Thug Nation
100 North 3rd Street near Berry Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A bookstore and community space. Specializes in used literary fiction, poetry, and pulps.

Human Relations
1067 Flushing Ave. near Knickerbocker Ave
East Williamsburg, Bushwick

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Project Heights, Brooklyn
(718) 789-1534

A new and used bookstore and community space. Specializes in used literary fiction, poetry, and pulps.



Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe


Printed Matter

231 11th Avenue at 26th Street
A non-profit book center that sells books made and distributed by artists.

Dashwood Books
33 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery
New, Used and Rare Photography books


21 Downing Street between Bedford and Blecker Street
Bookstore and gallery featuring new, used, and rare artists' plications.

(see Metropolitan Museum of Art Store in Museum bookstores)

(see MOMA Bookstore in bookstore section)

Morrison Hotel Gallery

116 Prince Street, 2nd floor
b/t Wooster St. and Greene St.
Rock music photo gallery with many oversize rock 'n roll photography books.

(see Rizzoli in General Books)

Taschen Store New York
107 Greene Street near Prince

Ursus Books
981 Madison Avenue bet 76-77
Upper East Side
Rare and out-of-print art and photography books


Chess Forum
219 Thompson Street near West 3rd St.
Greenwich Village
All things chess.

Fred Wilson Chess Books
80 East 11th Street (upstairs)
Greenwich Village


JHU Comic Books 32 East 32nd
St. Mark's Comics
Carmine Street Comics


Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
28 East Second Street
East Village

After closing its original West Village location in late 2014 -- yes, rising rents are to blame -- Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks relocated to the East Village, where the shop continues to display and sell an impressive variety of vintage, rare and international cookbooks. Even if you're not in the market for a new cookbook, you're pretty much destined to want to buy something here. (28 E. Second St., 212-989-8962,)

Kitchen Arts & Letters
1435 Lexington Avenue near 93rd Street
Upper East Side

"The country's largest store devoted to books on food and wine." over 700 cooking titles.


The Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street near 8th Ave.
Midtown West
theater, plays, musicals, gifts

Theater Circle Bookstore
268 West 44th Street #1
Times Square
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year.Theater books and gifts.


Around the World (magazines)
28 West 40th Street
fashioin magazines


SF Vanni

Sefer ISrael


Kinokuniya Bookstores
1073 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Theater District, Midtown West

Koryo BOoks

La Cassa Azul

Oriental Culture Enterprises

Russia Books and Art


J. Levine Books and Judaica
5 West 30th Street near Fifth Ave
Books and Judaica

West Side Judaica & Bookstore
2412 Broadway
Upper West Side
(no website)
Books and Judaica

j) JUVENILE (Children's Books)

Bank Street Book Store
2780 Broadway at 107th Street
Upper West Side
Large Children's bookstore." Books for "Children, Parents & Teachers"

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street near 5th Ave
Large children's bookstore.


Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe´, & Activist Center
172 Allen Street at Stanton Street.
Lower East Side

Staffed entirely by volunteers, this collectively owned and run bookstore specializes in feminist, queer and activist materials, in fiction, poetry, academic texts and self-published zines. Bluestockings' fair trade cafe sells locally made bagels and pastries along with coffee drinks and offers a seating area for quiet reading or weekly events including book clubs, community-sourced lessons and a knitting circle. (172 Allen St., 212-777-6028, (Credit: Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafˇ, & Activist Center via Facebook)


Chartwell Booksellers/The Military Bookman
55 East 52nd Street near 5th Avenue
Midtown East
Winston Churchill; rare Military & Literary


The Julliard Store
144 West 66th St near Broadway
Upper West Side
sheet music, scores, classical music

Jazz Record Center
236 West 26th Street (b/t 7-8th, Room 804
new and used jazz records and books


The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street near West Broadway

A mecca for mystery readers.


West Marine
12 West 37th Street near Fifth Avenue
Midtown West


The Quest Bookshop
240 East 53rd Street
Midtown East
New age, spiritual, and esoteric books

Namaste Bookshop
2 West 124th Street at 5th Avenue
Greenwich Village
sells books on philosophy and spirituality, also crystals, jewelry

q) NEW YORK CITY (Official Publications)

1 Center Street at Chambers Street
Financial District
Official publications and NYC memorabilia


(see Brooklyn - Used Book Stores)

Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Avenue) at 132nd Street
"The center of a movement for revolution"


J. N. Bartfield Galleries and Fine & Rare Books
30 West 57th Street, 3rd floor
rare books, 1st editions, American west art

Bauman Rare Books
535 Madison Avenue near 54th Street
rare books and autographs

Imperial Fine Art Books
790 Madison Avenue #200 neat 67th Street
leather bound and fine bindings

The Strand
(see Manhattan - Used Books)


Logos Bookstore
1575 York Avenue
Upper East Side
Judeo-Christian Books


Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway near 12th Street
East Village
science fiction, comics, anime


Idlewild Books
170 Seventh Avenue South at Perry Street
Greenwich Village
Specializing in Travel Books in different languages and language lessons.

4) MUSEUM and LIBRARY book and gift shops

(addresses and websites to come)

- American Folk Art Museum
- American Museum of Natural history
- Asiastore; Asia Society
- China Institute: 100 Washington Street???
- Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (The Shop at the )
- El Museum del Barrio
- Frick Collection
- Guggenheim Museum Store
- - - -1071 5th Ave at 89th
- - - - Modern Art
-International Center of Photography
-Intrepid Museum
-Jewish Museum - Cooper Shop
-Metropolitan Museum of Art - Museum Store
-Metropolitan Opera
-Museum of Modern Art: MoMA Design and Book Store
- - - - 11 West 53rd Street near 6th Avenue
- - - - Modern art books
- MoMA Design Store, Soho
- Morgan Library & Museum: The Morgan Shop
- - - - 225 Madison at East 36th Street
- Museum of Arts and Design (The Store at the )
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
- - - - 36 Battery Place
- - - - FIDI
- National Museum of the American Indian - Gallery Store
- Neue Galerie Bookstore and Design Shop
- New York Historical Society
- New York Public Library - Library Shop
- New York Transit Museum Store
- Scandinavia House (The Shop at )
- The Studio Museum
- Ukranian Museum
- United Nations Bookshop
- Whitney Museum of Art Bookstore

5 - Brooklyn Bookstores

General Bookshops (no website if not mentioned)

Barnes & Noble
106 Court St. b/t State St. & Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
general nooks

Barnes & Noble
267 7th Ave. b/t/ 6th St. & 5th Ave.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
general books

Bookmark Shoppe
8415 3rd Ave. b/t 84th St. & 85th St.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
general books

Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street at Butler Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
general books

Boulevard Books & Cafe
7518 13th Ave. b/t Bay Ridge Parkway & 76th Street
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
General interest

Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave. b/t Garfield Place & Carroll St.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
general bookstore

Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Green)
686 Fulton Street at South Portland Ave.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
general interest

Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
632 Flatbush Avenue between Hawthorne and Fenimore
Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
general interest

Hallabaloo Books
658 Franklin Ave. b/t Prospect Pl & St Marks Ave
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
general bookstore; new and used

Molasses Books
770 Hart Street b/t Wilson Ave. and Knickerbocker Ave.
Bushwick, Brooklyn
General interest

The Powerhouse Arena Bookstore
37 Main Street, between Front and Water Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn
general bookstore

Powerhouse on 8th
1111 8th Ave. b/t 12th St. & 11th St.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
general books

Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers
218 Bedford Ave. b/t 4th St. & 5th St.Br
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
general books

Terrace Books
242 Prospect Park West b/t Windsor Place and Prospect Ave.
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
general bookstore

Word Bookstore 126 Franklin Street at Milton Street b/t Noble St. & Greenpoint Ave.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
general interest

Specialty Bookstores - Brooklyn

Archipelago Books
232 3rd St. Ste A-111 at 4th Ave.
Gowanus, Brooklyn
specializing in books in translation

Better Read Than Dead

867 Broadway b/t Belvidere St. and Lewis Ave.
Bushwick, Brooklyn
used books;part of a flea market

Black Sea Bookstore
3175 Coney Island Avenue at Brighton Beach Ave.
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Russian books

Book Maze
1122 Coney Island Ave. b/t Glenwood Road & Avenue H
Flatbush, Brooklyn
Specializes in book for a Russian audience

Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave b/t Lorimer & Union Ave.
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
comics, graphic novels, art, etc.

Edamama Cute Cuts & More
568 Union Ave, Unit B b/t Richardson St. and Frost St.
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
a selection of children's books; haircutting

Freebird Books & Goods
123 Columbia Street b/t Kane St. and Irving St.
Columbia Street Waterfront District, Brooklyn
general bookstore

Here's a Book Store
1964 Coney Island Ave. b/y Avenue P and Quentin Road
Midwood, Brooklyn
New and used Children's, Judaica, Best Sellers

Judaica Eichler's Jewish Books & Gifts
5004 13th Ave. b/t 51st St and 50th Street
Borough Park, Queens

Judaica World
329 Kingston Ave. b/t President St. and Union St.
Brooklyn, NY
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Maktaba Dar-Us_Salam
486 Atlantic Avenue b/t 3rd Ave & Nevins St.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Specializes in Islamic books

123 Wythe Ave b/t 9th St. & 10th St.
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
Specializing in pop culture books, videos, and toys

Quimby's Bookstore NYC
536 Metropolitan Ave. b/t Union Ave & Lorimer St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Specializing in zines

Singularity & Co.
18 Bridge St. b/t Plymouth St. & John St.
Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
specializing in sci fi

Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
458 Bergen Street b/t 5th Ave & Flatbush Ave.
Park Slope Brooklyn
children's books and storytelling

Umbrage Editions
111 Front Street, suite 208, b/t Washington St. and Adams St.
Dumbo, Brooklyn
Art books, art gallery, and art book publisher

Z Berman Books
1586 Coney Island Ave. b/t Locust Ave & Avenue L
Midwood, Brooklyn

6 - Queens General Interest Bookstores

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street between Broadway and 31st Ave.
Astoria, Queens
general bookshop

Topos Bookstore Cafe
788 Woodward Ave. b/t Madison St. and Putnam Ave
Ridgewood, Queens
general bookstore and coffeeshop

Queens Used Bookstores

Turn the Page . . . Again!
39-15 Bell Boulevard between 39th and 40th Aves.
Bayside, Queens
general used books; run by a non-profit; most books under $5.00

7 - Staten Island General Interest Bookstores

To come

8 - Bronx General Interest Bookstores

To come