Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

Conveniently located just minutes from Park Avenue, Barnes and Noble is widely considered one of New York’s best book “department” stores. With an in-house Top 100, abundantly stocked Newsstand, and the New York Times Bestsellers section, Barnes and Noble have something to offer every man, woman and child who step into the oldie-world interior. Books are conveniently categorized by genre, allowing for the easy location of bestsellers, paperbacks and art-house books, as well as reference and political literature. If you’re one of iPad generation, you can also enjoy downloadable books via the NOOK app, a concept designed for the seamless download …continue reading

Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books

There are few traditional bookstores left in the city, yet Left Bank Books at West Village still retains that air of a traditional bookshop, complete with wooden panelling and towering shelves. For the best of first edition prints and signed rarities, Left Bank Books is the best option.

Bookcourt

Bookcourt

Although not situated within the bustling central metropolis of New York, this downtown Brooklyn bookstore houses its own fair share of attention-grabbing titles. From the latest fantasy paperbacks, to old-time classics, you’ll find a well stocked supply at Bookcourt. With a friendly team, several “occasional” chairs and a peacefulness the large chain stores lack, you can feel free to browse in casual solitude, or engage the expertise of staff at will. Look out for exerpt readings from both local, and well-known writers who regularly frequent this charming store.

Printed Matter

Printed Matter

Conveniently located directly opposite 192 Books in the Chelsea District, the not-for-profit Printed Matter offers a somewhat alternative range of books concentrated around the biographical and autobiographical genres. You’ll also find a diverse range of coffee table art-house books filled to the brim with stunning photography, sketches and painting prints.

192 Books

192 Books

Located in the affluent Chelsea shopping district, 192 Books has been serving customers with trademark friendliness since May 2003. The privately owned bookstore stocks an abundant variety of art and political literature, however also specializes in niche volumes covering everything from handi-crafts to interior design. The store has become known for the many author signings that occur on an almost monthly basis. If you’ve a love for contemporary art, check out the exhibitions featuring both local and national artists, housed upstairs within the “gallery” area.

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