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Strand Books - (used) - Greenwich Village (click to enlarge)


Below is a brief index of the website that lists over 250 bookstores. Photos of many of the stores can be found at the bottom of the page, with more being added.

The stores are listed by borough, then by specialty:

1) Manhattan
2) Brooklyn
3) Queens
4) Staten Island
5) The Bronx

WEB PAGE LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 2022


1) Manhattan Bookstores:
1) General Book Stores (New books and category backlist: bestsellers, hardcovers/paperbacks) - (Manhattan)
a) Large chain bookstores
b) Independent bookstores

2) Used Book Stores - (Manhattan)

3) Specialty Book Stores (Manhattan)
a) African American
b) Animal oriented books
c) Art (including Photography and Fashion)
d) Asian American
e) Chess
f) Comic Books
g) Cookbooks
h) Drama / Theater
i) Fashion
j) Foreign Language
k) Judaica
l) Juvenile (Children's Books)
m) LGBGT and Feminist
n) Literary and Art
o) Military 1st editions/ Winston Churchill
p) Museum and Libraries with book shops and gift shops
q) Music
r) Mystery
s) Nautical
t) New Age / Spiritual
u) New York City (official pubs)
v) Political
w) Rare / Antiquarian
x) Religious
y) Science Fiction / Fantasy
z) Travel

2) Brooklyn Bookstores - (General, Used, and Specialty)
3) Queens Bookstores - (General, Used, and Specialty)
4) Staten Island Bookstores - (General, Used, and Specialty)
5) Bronx Bookstores - (General, Used, and Specialty)











MANHATTAN BOOK STORES


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


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


Barnes and Noble - Upper West Side
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street
Upper West Side
212-362-8835

General bookstore and cafe. Holds book events.


Barnes and Noble - Midtown East (Fifth Avenue at 46th)
555 Fifth Avenue at 46th Street
Midtown East
212-697-3048

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.


Barnes and Noble - Tribeca
97 Warren Street at Greenwich Street
Tribeca
212-587-5389

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.


Barnes and Noble - Union Square
33 East 17th Street
Between Broadway and Park Avenue South
Flatiron
212-253-0810

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.


Barnes and Noble - Columbia University Bookstore
2922 Broadway at 116th Street
Upper West Side
212-854-4131

General bookstore and cafe. Sells Columbia University gear and textbooks for Columbia Students.


The website for all the Barnes and Nobles is: barnesandnoble.com

b) INDEPENDENT - GENERAL BOOK STORES - Manhattan


Book Culture (Upper West Side/main store)
536 W 112th St near Broadway
Upper West Side (Morningside Heights)
bookculture.com

General and scholarly books. New and Used. Some textbooks. Near Columbia U.


Book Culture (Upper West Side/ smaller neighborhood store w/ gifts)
2915 Broadway at West 114th Street
Upper West Side (Morningside Heights)

General books and gifts.


The Corner Bookstore (Upper East Side)
1313 Madison Avenue at 93rd Street
Upper East Side
cornerbookstorenyc.com

Specializes in bestsellers, children's, and travel books. Open since 1978.


McNally Jackson (Nolita/East Soho)
52 Prince Street
Between Lafayette and Mulberry
Nolita/East Soho
mcnallyjackson.com

Full service bookstore. Cafe.


McNally Jackson (South Street Seaport)
4 Fulton Street
Between Front Street and South Street
South Street Seaport
mcnallyjackson.com

Full service bookstore. Cafe.


New York University Bookstore (East Village)
726 Broadway at Waverly Place
East Village
bookstores.nyu.edu

General books, textbooks, and gifts


Posman Books in Chelsea Market (Chelsea)
75 Ninth Avenue Between 15th and 16th Streets
In Chelsea Market near the 10th Street entrance
Chelsea
posmanbooks.com

General neighborhood-style bookstore


P&T Knitwear Books and Podcasts (Lower East Side)
180 Orchard Street
Between East Houston and Stanton Streets
(On the ground floor of the Hotel Indigo)
Lower East SIde
ptknitwear.com
212-546-7536
10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. daily

General neighborhood-style bookstore with podcast facilities


Rizzoli Bookstore (Flatiron District)
1133 Broadway at West 26th Street
Flatiron District
rizzoliusa.com

General bookstore plus llustrated art, design, and fashion books.


Shakespeare & Co (Upper East SIde)
939 Lexington Avenue near 69th Street
Upper East Side
shakeandco.com

General bookstore plus textbooks for Hunter and Marymount colleges. Book print machine.


Shakespeare & Co (Upper West Side)
2020 Broadway
Between 69th and 70th Streets
Upper West Side
shakeandco.com

General bookstore.


The Strand at Columbus Ave (Upper West Side)
450 Columbus Ave
Between West 81st and West 82nd
Upper West Side
Hours (2022): Mon-Thurs 11:00-7:00; Friday and Saturday 10:00-7:00; Sunday 10:00-6:00
shakeandco.com

General bookstore with gifts. Large selection of childen's books in basement. Small used section.


Three Lives & Co. (Greenwich VIllage)
154 West 10th Street at Waverly Place
Greenwich Village
threelives.com

Local community bookstore since 1968. All types books.


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


Alabaster Bookshop (East Village)
122 Fourth Avenue at 12th Street
East Village
Hours (2022): Mon-Sat 10:00-10:00; Sun 11-10
(no web site)

Good selection all departments, especially the arts ; used and rare


Argosy Book Store (Midtown East)
116 East 59th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Midtown East
argosybooks.com
Hours: (2022): Mon-Fri: 11:00-6:00; Closed Sat and Sun

Elegant old school bookstore since 1925 in a six-story townhouse. Used and Rare books. Large display of books out front. Looks like Hollywood's version of a classic bookstore.


Book-Off (Midtown West)
49 West 45th Street
b/t 5th Ave and 6th Ave
Midtown
Hours (2022): 10:00-8:00 7-days
bookoffusa.com

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


Codex Books (East Village)
1 Bleecker Street at Bowery
East Village
Hours (2022): 12:00-7:00 7-days
codexbooks.info

Specializing in art and literary fiction, both classic and contemporary. Adjoins a cafe.


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East Village Books (East Village)
99 St. Marks Place
Between 1st Avenue and Avenue A
East Village
Hours (2022): Mon-Sat 1:00-9:45; Sun: 1:00-9:00
buyusedbooksnewyork.com

Basement-level used book and record store with emphasis on fiction and literature, the arts and the 60's counterculture.


Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (Eastern Soho/Nolita)
126 Crosby Street between East Houston Street and Prince Street
Eastern Soho/Nolita
Hours (2022): Mon-Sat 12:00-7:00; Sun 12:00-5:00
housingworks.org/bookstore

A volunteer-run non-profit. All type of books, in a two story space, including rare and out-of print, especially the arts. Writing workshops. Has a large cafe.


Left Bank Books (West Village)
41 Perry Street between West 4th St. and Waverly Place
West Village
Hours (2022): Tues-Sun 12:00-6:00; Closed Monday
leftbankbooksny.com

Sells used, rare, antiquarian, vintage, and collectible books with an emphasis on books for the creative community including books on "literature, art, film, photography, fashion, architecture, design, music, theater, dance, children's books, and New York City." Also carries vintage paperback and classic pulp novels. Some posters.


Mast Books (East VIllage)
72 Avenue A at East 5th Street
East Village
12:00-8:00 7-days
mastbooks.com

Sells used and rare volumes on a variety of topics. Hip and edgy independent East Village book store.


Mercer Street Books & Records (Greenwich VIllage)
206 Mercer Street, just south of Bleecker Street
Greenwich Village
Hours (2022) 12:00-8:00 7 days
mercerstreetbooks.com

Long established, basement level used books. Many rare and literary.


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Strand Bookstore ("The Strand") (Greenwich VIllage/Union Square)
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Greenwich Village/Union Square
Hours (2022) 10:00-8:00 7 days strandbooks.com

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




Sweet Pickle Books (Lower East Side)
47 Orchard Street
Between Grand and Hester
Lower East SIde
Hours (2022) Mon-Thurs 11:00-7:00; Fri 11:00-7:00; Sat 11:00-8:00; Sun 11:00-7:00
sweetpicklebooks.com

Used books and new pickles.


Westsider Rare and Used Books (Upper West Side)
2246 Broadway between 80th and 81st streets
Upper West Side
Hours (2022) Mon-Thurs 11:0-7:00; Fri 11-9; Sat 11:00-9:00; Sun 10:00-7:00
212-362-0706
westsiderbooks.com

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.

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Note: They have another store nearby called Westsider Records. It also sells used books, but fewer than the main store. It is located at 233 West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue (Upper West Side)
Hours (2022) Mon-Thurs 11:00-6:00; Fri 11:00-7:00; Sat 11:00-6:00; Sun 12:00-6:00


Word-Up Books (Washington Heights)
2113 Amsterdam Ave. at 165th Street
Washington Heights
Hours (2022); Tues-Fri 12:00-6:00; Sat 11:00-5:00; Closed Sunday and Monday

Volunteer run used bookstore. Live readings, community events.


3) SPECIALTY BOOKSTORES - Manhattan


a) AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

Sisters Uptown Bookstore (Harlem)
1942 Amsterdam Ave.
Harlem
sistersuptownbookstore.com


a) ANIMAL-ORIENTED FICTION AND NON FICTION

Pilow-Cat Books (East Village)
328 East 9th Street
Between 2nd Ave and 1st Ave
East Village
pillowcatbooks.com

Specializing in cat and dog literarure and children's books featuring animals New, Used, and Rare.


c) ART / PHOTOGRAPHY / FASHION

Bookmarc (West Village)
400 Bleecker Street at West 11th Street
Carries an eclectic selection of primarily large format books on the arts. A Marc Jobs store.

Dashwood Books (East Soho/Nolita)
33 Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery
New, Used, and Rare Photography books

Karma (East Village)
136 East Third Street
Between Avenue A and East 3rd Street
Bookstore and gallery featuring new, used, and rare artists' publications.

(see Metropolitan Museum of Art book store in the Museum bookstores)

(see MOMA Bookstore in the Museum bookstore section)

(see Whitney Museum Bookstore in the Museum bookstores section)

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

Printed Matter (Chelsea)
231 11th Avenue at 26th Street

A non-profit book center that sells books made and distributed by artists.

Printed Matter (East VIllage)r
38 St. Marks Place at 2nd Avenue
East VIllage

Printed Matter's second location opened in July 2018. It is located within the non profit arts institution, Swiss Institute.

(see Rizzoli in General Books)

Taschen New York (Soho)
107 Greene Street near Prince
taschen.com

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


d) ASIAN AMERICAN

Yu & Me Books
44 Mulberry Street.
Between Bayard and Mosco streets
Chinatown
Hours (2022) Tues-Sun 11:00-7:00; Monday closed

The first female Asian American NYC-based bookstore. Specializes in stories of immigrants, children of immigrants, persons of color, and other marginelized communities.


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e) CHESS

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

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


f) COMIC BOOKS (All Borroughs)

MANHATTAN


Alex's MVP Cards
1577 York Ave
Upper East Side
cardsandcomics.com

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street near Bleecker
Greenwich Village
carminestreetcomics.com

Chameleon Comics
3 Maiden Lane at Broadway
Financial District
chameleoncomics.com

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway at 13th Street
East Village
fpnyc.com

JHU* Comic Books (* formerly Jim Hanley's Universe)
32 East 32nd Street near Fifth Avenue
Murray Hill
jhucomicbooks.com
also
299B New Dorp Lane
Staten Island

Kinokuniya
1073 6th Avenue, top floor, near 41st Street
Midtown West
kinokuniya.com

Metropolis Comics - Collectibles
36 West 37th Street, 6th floor (gallery by appt.) near 6th Avenue
Midtown West
metropoliscomics.com

Midtown Comics (3 Locations)
-200 West 40th Street
Midtown West
-459 Lexington Ave at 45th
Midtown East
-64 Fulton Street at Gold
Downtown
midtowncomics.com

Mysterious Time Machine
418 6th Ave at 9th St. (basement level)
Greenwich Village
facebook.com/mysterioustimemachine

St. Mark's Comics (2 stores)
11 Saint Marks Place
Greenwich Village
facebook.com/stmarkscomicsny
also
150 Chambers Street (MAYBE)(CHECK)

Montasy Comics (2 stores)
431 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor, near 38th Street
montasycomics.com
also
70-17 Austin, 2nd floor
Forest Hills, Queens

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Greenwich Village
strandbooks,com

West VIllage Comics
304 West 11th Street between Hudson St. and Greenwich St.
917-675-6116
Greenwich VIllage


BROOKLYN


Desert Island Comics
540 Metropolitan Avenue
Williamsburg
desertislandbrooklyn.com

Mama Says Comics Rock
306 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
mamasayscomicsrock.com

Joseph Koch Comics Warehouse
206 41st Street
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
kochcomics.com

Bulletproof Comics and Games
2178 Nostrand Avenue
Flatbush, Brooklyn
bulletproofcomix.com


BRONX


The Lair
1808 Colden Ave, Bronx

laironline.net

Fordham Comics
390 East Fordham Road, Bronx
facebook.com/fordham-comics


QUEENS


Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, Queens
royalcomicsnyc.com

Anime Castle
35-32 Union St.
Flushing, Queens
animecastle.com


g) COOKBOOKS

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
28 East Second Street
East Village
212-989-8962
bonnieslotnickcookbooks.com

Specializes in vintage, rare and international cookbooks.

Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks
488 Greenwich Street, just above Canal Street
far west Soho
212-226-5731
bonnieslotnickcookbooks.com

Specializes in unusual, antique, and out-of-print cookbooks. Possible closed Sundays.

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

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


h) DRAMA - THEATER

The Drama Book Shop
266 West 39th Street
Berween 7th Ave and 8th - closer to 8th Ave.
Midtown West
212-944-0595
dramabookshop.com
theater, plays, film, filmscripts, musicals, gifts. In- store readings.

Theater Circle Bookstore
268 West 44th Street #1
Times Square
212-391-7075
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year.Theater books and gifts.

Bravo's Book Nook
115 MacDougal Street at Minetta Lane
Greenwich Village
Small boutigue store at the front of the Player's Theater specializing in theater, music, and dance books.
www.bravosbooknook.com
212-475-1449



i) FASHION MAGAZINES

Around the World (magazines)
148 West 37th St between 7th Ave. and Broadway
Fashion magazines


j) FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FRENCH
Albertine Bookshop
975 FIfth Avenue between E78th and E79th Streets
Upper East Side
albertine.com
Books in French from around the world

INDIAN (JACKSON HEIGHTS)
Butala Bookshop
37-46 74th St between Roosevelt and 37th Ave.
Jackson Heights, Queens
butala.com
Indian-centric books from around the world in a gift emporium.

ITALIAN
SF Vanni
30 West 12th Street #A
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Greenwich Village
May be closing: call ahead 212-675-6336

JAPANESE

Kinokuniya Bookstores
1073 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Theater District, Midtown West
212-869-1700
kinokuniya.com


Books Kinokuniya - (Japanese) - Bryant Park





KOREAN

Koryo Books & Music
35 West 32nd Street
Nykoryobooks@daum.net
212-564-1844

ORIENTAL
Oriental Culture Enterprises
13-17 Elizabeth Street ("Elizabeth Center"), 2nd floor
oceweb.com
Sells books from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 7000 Square feet. Est. in 1976.

RUSSIAN
Saint-Petersberg
261 Fifth Avenue b/w 28th and 29th Streets
Flatiron
FromRussia.com Gift store with mall selection of Russian Books.
For more RUSSIAN books, see the Brooklyn foreign language book section below.

k) JUDAICA

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

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


l) JUVENILE (Children's Books)

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

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


m) LGBGT, FEMINIST, ACTIVIST (see POLITICS)

Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe´, & Activist Center
172 Allen Street at Stanton Street.
Lower East Side
212-777-6028
bluestockings.com

Specializes in feminist, queer and activist materials, in fiction, poetry, academic texts and self-published zines. Also has a cafe.


n) LITERARY & ART BOOKS

192 Books
192 10th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets
Chelsea
212-255-4022
192books.com

Specializes in literary works and scholarship, science, current affairs and books of all the arts including photogaphy, painting, music and poetry.


o) MILITARY 1st EDITIONS / WINSTON CHURCHILL

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


p) MUSEUM and LIBRARY book and gift shops

Note: Many museum like the Met, MoMA, and the Mogan Library have extensive book departments in their specialties. See the individual websites for more information.

• American Folk Art Museum
• American Museum of Natural history
• Asiastore; Asia Society
• Brooklyn Museum Bookstore, Brooklyn
• 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 the City of New York - Bookstore
• 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


q) MUSIC

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

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


r) MYSTERY

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street near West Broadway
Tribeca
mysterious bookshop.com

A mecca for mystery readers.


s) NAUTICAL / MARINE

West Marine
12 West 37th Street near Fifth Avenue
Midtown West
westmarine.com


t) NEW AGE / SPIRITUAL

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

Namaste Bookshop
2 West 14th Street at 5th Avenue
Greenwich Village
sells books on philosophy and spirituality, also crystals, jewelry


u) NEW YORK CITY (Official Publications)

CityStore
1 Center Street at Chambers Street
Financial District
nyc.gov/citystore
Official publications and NYC memorabilia


v) POLITICAL

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


w) RARE BOOKS

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

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

Crawford Doyle Booksellers
21 East 90th Street
Upper East Side
by Appointment only
212-289-2345
Rare books, mostly first editions related to British and American modern fiction

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

The Strand
They have a large 3rd floor rare book room
(see Manhattan - Used Books)


Note: do a command+find search for the word "rare" on this webpage to see other stores that also have some rare books.



x) RELIGIOUS BOOKS

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


y) SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

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




v) THEATER (see DRAMA)


4 - Brooklyn Bookstores


General Bookshops (no website if not mentioned)


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

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

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

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

Boulevard Books & Cafe
7518 13th Ave. b/t Bay Ridge Parkway & 76th Street
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
718-491-4386
General interest

Center for FIction - Bookstore and Cafe/Bar
15 Lafayette Avenue
Between St. Felix and Fort Greene Place
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
centerforfiction.org
Sells fiction and non-fiction; cafe and bar

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

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

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

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

McNally Jackson Books (Williamsburg)
76 North 4th Street at Wyeth Avenue
WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn
mcnallyjackson.com
general interest bookstore

McNally Jackson Books (Downtown Brooklyn)
445 Albee Square, just north of DeKalb Avenue
Downtown Brooklyn
mcnallyjackson.com
718-422-7780
general interest bookstore; open daily 10-8.

Mil Mundos (Spanish for "1,000 Worlds")
323 Linden Street at Irving Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn
milmundosbooks.com
general interest with 50% of the stock in Spanish

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

The Powerhouse Arena Bookstore (DUMBO)
28 Adams Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn
powerhousearena.com
general bookstore

Powerhouse on 8th (Park Slope)
1111 8th Ave. b/t 12th St. & 11th St.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
powerhouseon8th.com
general books; hours: 11-6 daily

Powerhouse @ IC (Industry CIty)
220 36th Street, Building #2, Food Hall
Industry City, Brooklyn
powerhousebookstores.com
general books

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

Terrace Books
242 Prospect Park West b/t Windsor Place and Prospect Ave.
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
communitybookstore.net/terrace-books
new, used, and rare books

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Height, Brooklyn
new and used books

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




Brooklyn - Used Book Stores




Archestratus Books + Foods
160 Huron St. near Manhattan Ave
Greenpoint
archestrat.us

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. Has a cafe with events.


Better Read Than Dead

867 Broadway b/t Belvidere St. and Lewis Ave.
Bushwick, Brooklyn

used books; part of a flea market

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

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


Freebird Books & Goods
123 Columbia Street b/t Kane St. and Irving St.
Columbia Street Waterfront District, Brooklyn
freebirdbooks.com
Open Saturdays & Sundays

Vintage wooden-shelved used bookstore featuring books focusing on all aspects of New York City; also occasional readings and events.


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

Local secondhand bookstore with many subjects ncluding drama, foreign languages, and science fiction.


Leaves
120 Nassau Street
Between Newell Street abd McGuiness Blvd
Greenpoint/Williamsburg
leavesbookstore.com
518-406-7637
Hours: Mon: closed; Tue, Wed, Thur: 12:00-8:00; Friday and Saturday 12:00-9:00

Independent, second-hand bookstore, community oriented, all genres.


Molasses Books
770 Hart Street
Between Wilson and Knickerbocker
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Used books. Also sells morning coffee and various beers later.


Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue
Between Bergen St. and St. Marks Ave.
Project Heights, Brooklyn
(718) 789-1534
unnameablebooks.blogspot.com

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




Specialty Bookstores - Brooklyn




AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

The Word is Change
368 Tompkins Ave. at Putnam
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
347-441-0048
thewordischange.com
new and used books; hosts meetings and readings; supports visual artists


CHILDREN'S

Edamama Cute Cuts & More
568 Union Ave, Unit B b/t Richardson St. and Frost St.
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
edamama.com

A selection of children's books; haircutting

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

Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
458 Bergen Street b/t 5th Ave & Flatbush Ave.
Park Slope Brooklyn
storiesbk.com

Children's books and storytelling


COMICS, GRAPHIC BOOKS

Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave b/t Lorimer & Union Ave.
Williamsburg - North Side, Brooklyn
desertislandbrooklyn.com

Comics, graphic novels, art, etc.


COOKING & FOOD ORIENTED

Lizzyyoung Bookseller (Lizzy Young, proprieter)
212 Degraw Street (off Henry Street)
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
lizzyyoungbookseller.com

"A charmingly petitie community bookstore featuring new, used, and rare books about "Cooking, Cocktails, and Culture," plus cooking ephemera."


ISLAMIC

Maktaba Dar-Us_Salam
486 Atlantic Avenue b/t 3rd Ave & Nevins St.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
darussalamny.com

Specializes in Islamic books


JUDAICA

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

Judaica

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

Judaica

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

Judaica


POETRY

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn
berlspoetry.com

Specializes in poetry


POLISH LANGUAGE

Polish Bookstore
160 Java Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

www.polbook.com
Polish language books


PRINTED MATTER AND THE ARTS

Pioneer Books
289 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
pioneerworks.org/bookstore
books about printed matter and the arts

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


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

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
bookmazecity.com
Specializes in book for a Russian audience

Mosvideofilm
421 Brighton Beach Ave
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
2 floors of Rusian books, cd's and dvd's

St. Petersberg Global Trade House
230 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
800-531-1037
FromRussia.com
Russian Books and other cultural items.

Vasha Knisa Russian Bookstore
461 Avenue P
Gravesend, Midwood, Brooklyn
zbermanbooks.com
Over 100,000 Russian books, comics, newspapers & magazines


SCI-FI

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


SPANISH LANGUAGE

Mil Mundos (Spanish for "1,000 Worlds")
323 Linden Street at Irving Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn
milmundosbooks.com
general interest books with 50% of the stock in Spanish


TRANSLATED BOOKS

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


ZINES

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


5 - Queens- General Interest Bookstores


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

Book Culture
26-09 Jackson Avenue
Long Island CIty, Queens
718-440-3120
bookculture.com

Kew & Willow Books
81-63 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, Queens
thequeensbookshop.com

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


Queens - Used Bookstores


Austin Bookshop
10429 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens
A 60-year-old neighborhood institution

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


Queens - Specialty Bookstores


KOREAN

Koryo Books & Music
156-24 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York
Nykoryobooks@daum.net
718-353-6080

CHINESE

World Book Store
13619 38th Avenue
Flushing, New York
718-445-2277
Chinese books and gifts
FOR STUDENTS

Teacher's Choice
14716 Northern Bouolevard
Flushing, New York
718-888-9002
iteacherschoice.com
Test prep books , textbook, or books for all grade students


6 - Staten Island - General Interest Bookstores


Barnes and Noble
2245 Richmond Ave.
Heartland VIllage, Staten Island

Everything Goed Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage
208 Bay Street
Tompkinsville, Staten Island

Staten Island - Comic Books
JHU Comics
299 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island

7 - Bronx - General Interest Bookstores


The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue
Between Wast 134th Street and Brickner Boulevard
347-955-3610
The Bronx

Neighborhood bookshop and wine bar stocking popular titles and hosting events and readings








Dashwood Books (specialty)




Codex Books - exterior (used)




Codex Books -interior (used)




Unoppressive, Non-imperialist Bargain Books - (art, photography, music, literature, poetry. Mostly discounted off cover price.)

Also, in the same store. . .

Carmine Comics




Unoppressive, Non-imperialist Bargain Books - interior




Carmine Comics - interior




Mercer Books - (used) - Greenwich Village




Westsider Books - (used) - Broadway - Upper West SIde





Westsider Records (and books) - (used) - 72nd Street - Upper West SIde



Albertine (French Bookstore: Books in French from around the world) Upper East SIde




Albertine (French Bookstore: Books in French from around the world) Upper East SIde




McNally Jackson, Nolita




McNally Jackson Bookstore, Nolita




New York University Bookstore, Greenwich Village




New York University Bookstore, Greenwich Village




Books Kinokuniya, Bryant Park




192 Books, Chelsea




Three Lives Bookstore, Greenwich Village




Three Lives Bookstore, Greewich Village




CitiStore - The City of New York Bookshop, near City Hall.




Word (bookstore), Greepoint, Brooklyn




Word (bookstore), Greenpoint, Brooklyn




Polonia (Polish Bookstore), Greenpoint, Brooklyn




Polonia (Polish Bookstore), Greenpoint, Brooklyn




Rough Trade, Record/CD/Books/Event Hall, Williamsburg, Brooklyn




Rough Trade, Record/CD/Books/Event Hall, Williamsburg, Brooklyn




Book Thug Nation (used books), Williamsburg, Brooklyn




Book Thug Nation (used books), Williamsburg, Brooklyn




McNally Jackson, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn




McNally Jackson, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn




Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn




Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn




Books Are Magic, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn




Books Are Magic, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn




Freebird Books & Goods, Columbia Street HIstoric District, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn




Freebird Books & Goods, Columbia Street HIstoric District, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn




Barnes and Noble, Tribeca




Shakespeare & Co., Upper East Side




Shakespeare & Co., Upper East Side




The Corner Bookstore, Upper East Side




The Corner Bookstore, Upper East Side




Namaste Bookshop, Greenwich Village



Namaste Bookshop, Greenwich Village




Drama Bookshop, Times Square west




Drama Bookshop, Times Square west




Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, East Village




Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, East Village




Butala Emporium, Jackson Heights (Indian Books)




Butala Emporium, Jackson Heights (Indian Books)




Amazon Books - 34th Street, Midtown Manhattan - exterior




Amazon Books - 34th Street, Midtown Manhattan - interior



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East Village Books, East Village




East Village Books, East Village




Alabaster Bookshop, Union Square, East Village




Alabaster Bookshop, Union Square, East Village




Barnes and Noble, 45th and Fifth, Midtown




Barnes and Noble, 45th and Fifth, Midtown




Barnes and Noble, 45th and Fifth, Midtown




Juilliard Bookstore, Lincoln Center, Upper West Side




Juilliard Bookstore, Lincoln Center, Upper West Side




West Village Comics, West Village




West Village Comics, West Village




Taschen Books, Soho




Taschen Books, Soho




Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Crosby Street, Nolita




Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Crosby Street, Nolita




Barnes and Noble, Union Square,




Barnes and Noble, Union Square,




The Mysterious Bookshop, Warren Street, Tribeca




The Bank Street Bookstore, Upper West SIde




The Bank Street Bookstore, Upper West SIde




Powerhouse Arena (Bookstore), Dumbo, Brooklyn




Powerhouse Arena (Bookstore), Dumbo, Brooklyn




Unnameable Books, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn




Unnameable Books, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn




Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Dumbo, Brooklyn




Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Dumbo, Brooklyn




Bravo's Book Nook at the Player's Theater, MacDougal Street.




Bravo's Book Nook at the Player's Theater, MacDougal Street.




Mysterious Time Machine, Sixth Avenue, Greenwich VIllage




Mysterious Time Machine, Sixth Avenue, Greenwich VIllage




St. Petersberg Global Trade House, Brighton Beach




St. Petersberg Global Trade House, Brighton Beach




Forbidden Planet, Greenwich VIllage




Museum of Modern Art Bookstore




Museum of Modern Art Bookstore




Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Upper East Side - Front (NOTE: STORE PERMANENTLY CLOSED)




Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Upper East Side - Interior (NOTE: STORE PERMANENTLY CLOSED)




Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks - far west Soho - Exterior