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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 type: New, Used, Specialty.

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


1) Manhattan Bookstores (outline):
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


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

General bookstore and cafe. Holds book events.

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

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.

Barnes and Noble - Tribeca
97 Warren Street at Greenwich Street

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.

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

General bookstore and cafe.Holds book events.

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

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

The website for all the Barnes and Nobles is:


Book Culture (Upper West Side/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 (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

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

Full service bookstore. Cafe.

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

Full service bookstore. Cafe.

New York University Bookstore (East Village)
726 Broadway at Waverly Place
East Village

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
Hours (2022): 10:00-8:00 7-days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.



Sisters Uptown Bookstore (Harlem)
1942 Amsterdam Ave.


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

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


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

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


Yu & Me Books
44 Mulberry Street.
Between Bayard and Mosco streets
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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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

f) COMIC BOOKS (manhattan)


Alex's MVP Cards
1577 York Ave
Upper East Side

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street near Bleecker
Greenwich Village

Chameleon Comics
3 Maiden Lane at Broadway
Financial District

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway at 13th Street
East Village

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

1073 6th Avenue, top floor, near 41st Street
Midtown West

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

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

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

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

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway at 12th Street
Greenwich Village

West VIllage Comics
304 West 11th Street between Hudson St. and Greenwich St.
Greenwich VIllage


Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
28 East Second Street
East Village

Specializes in vintage, rare and international cookbooks.

Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks
488 Greenwich Street, just above Canal Street
far west Soho

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

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
266 West 39th Street
Berween 7th Ave and 8th - closer to 8th Ave.
Midtown West
theater, plays, film, filmscripts, musicals, gifts. In- store readings.

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.

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.


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


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

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

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


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

Books Kinokuniya - (Japanese) - Bryant Park


Koryo Books & Music
35 West 32nd Street

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

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


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

l) 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

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


192 Books
192 10th Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets

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


Chartwell Booksellers/The Military Bookman
55 East 52nd Street near 5th Avenue
Midtown East
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


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

u) NEW YORK CITY (Official Publications)

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


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

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

Imperial Fine Art Books
790 Madison Avenue #200 neat 67th Street
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.


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Mil Mundos (Spanish for "1,000 Worlds")
323 Linden Street at Irving Avenue
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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
general bookstore

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

Powerhouse @ IC (Industry CIty)
220 36th Street, Building #2, Food Hall
Industry City, 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
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
general interest

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. 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

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
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

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

120 Nassau Street
Between Newell Street abd McGuiness Blvd
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

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

Specialty Bookstores - Brooklyn


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


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

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

Children's books and storytelling


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

Comics, graphic novels, art, etc.

Mama Says Comics Rock
306 Court Street
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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

Bulletproof Comics and Games
2178 Nostrand Avenue
Flatbush, Brooklyn


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

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


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

Specializes in Islamic books


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


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



Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn

Specializes in poetry


Polonia Bookstore
882 Manhattan Ave
Between Greenpoint Ave. and Milton St.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
@PoloniaBookstore on Facebook
Independent bookstore. Serving Greenpoint for over 20 years with a large selection of authentic Polish-langugage literature, folk art, gifts, toys and more.

Polish Bookstore
160 Java Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
NOTE: WAS TEMORARILY CLOSED IN 2022. Call before going.
Polish language books


Pioneer Books
289 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
books about printed matter and the arts

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


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

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
Russian Books and other cultural items.

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


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


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


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


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

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

Book Culture
26-09 Jackson Avenue
Long Island CIty, Queens

Kew & Willow Books
81-63 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, Queens 11415
Hours: 11:00-7:00 weekdays; 11:00-7:30 Sat. and Sun.
A crowdfunded & women-owned general purpose local bookshop. Holds events.

Topos Bookstore Cafe
788 Woodward Ave. b/t Madison St. and Putnam Ave
Ridgewood, Queens
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
general used books; run by a non-profit; most books under $5.00

Queens - Specialty Bookstores


Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, Queens

Anime Castle
35-32 Union St.
Flushing, Queens

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


Koryo Books & Music
156-24 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York


World Book Store
13619 38th Avenue
Flushing, New York
Chinese books and gifts


Teacher's Choice
14716 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, New York
Test prep books, textbook, or books for all grade students. Some Chinese language. Call ahead.

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

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

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


The Lair
1808 Colden Ave, Bronx

Fordham Comics
390 East Fordham Road, Bronx

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


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