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Book Stores in New York

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 83 listings
Book Stores in New York

Mega Bookstore Chains (16 listings total)

Alibris - Books You Thought You'd Never Find

At these stores, you will find a very good selection of fiction and non-fiction, magazines, music (CDs) and even software. They are places to socialize, with cafes, couches to read on, concerts, readings and book signings. They're a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or even a night out, as most are open late.

CitiTip: Many of the mega bookstores have an "annex" with greatly reduced prices on books.


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Barnes & Noble

The largest bookstore chain in the U.S. Hoover's Online claims B&N sells 1 out of every 8 books in the country. Some branches also sell music and movies, and have cafes selling Starbucks coffee. The four-story Union Square branch sells music and also has a book-signing area on the top floor where countless famous authors have visited.
Website: bn.com

Barnes & Noble - Carnegie Hill

1280 Lexington Ave., Carnegie Hill NY 10028 at 86th St., Tel 212-423-9900

Barnes & Noble - Flatiron District

Corporate office.
105 Fifth Ave., Flatiron District NY 10011 at 18th St., Tel 212-675-5500

Barnes & Noble - Flatiron District

33 E. 17th St., Flatiron District NY 10003 at Union Square, Tel 212-253-0810
Fax: 212-253-0820

Barnes & Noble - Flatiron District

675 Sixth Ave., Flatiron District NY 10010 at 22nd St., Tel 212-727-1227
Fax: 212-727-1672

Barnes & Noble - Greenwich Village

396 Avenue of Americas, Greenwich Village NY 10011 at 8th St., Tel 212-674-8780
Fax: 212-475-9082

Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Center

1972 Broadway, Lincoln Center NY 10023 at Lincoln Center, Tel 212-595-6859
Fax: 212-595-8946

Barnes & Noble - Midtown

160 E. 54th St., Midtown NY 10022 3rd/Lexington; Superstore, Tel 212-750-8033

Barnes & Noble - Midtown

750 Third Ave., Midtown NY 10017 at 47th St., Tel 212-697-2251

Barnes & Noble - Noho

4 Astor Pl., Noho NY 10003 at Broadway, Tel 212-420-1322

Barnes & Noble - Rockefeller Center

600 Fifth Ave., Rockefeller Center NY 10020 at 48th St., Tel 212-765-0592

Barnes & Noble - Upper West Side

2289 Broadway, Upper West Side NY 10024 at 82nd St., Tel 212-362-8835
Fax: 212-875-8281

Barnes & Noble - Yorkville

at 86th St. & 2nd Ave
240 E. 86th St., Yorkville NY 10028 at 86th St. & 2nd Ave, Tel 212-794-1962

Borders Books & Music - Kips Bay

576 Second Ave., Kips Bay NY 10016 At 32nd St., Tel 212-685-3938
Fax: 212-685-3947

Borders Books & Music - Midtown

461 Park Ave., Midtown NY 10022 At 57th St., Tel 212-980-6785
Fax: 212-980-0529

Independent Bookstores (37 listings total)

Applause Theater & Cinema Books

This store offers the best selection of theater and cinema books in the world.
211 W. 71st St., Lincoln Center NY 10023 Tel 212-496-7511
Fax: 212-721-2856; Website: applausebooks.com

Archivia: Decorative Arts Book Shop

New and out-of-print books on the decorative arts, architecture, and garden design, plus some wonderful fashion editions. A full range of U. S. and foreign titles.
944 Madison Ave., Upper East Side NY 10021 Tel 212-439-9194
Fax: 212-744-1626

Biography Book Shop

400 Bleeker St., West Village NY 10014 Tel 212-807-8655

Biography Bookshop

30 percent of the inventory is dedicated towards biographies, memoirs and letter collections. - TONY
400 Bleeker St., West Village NY at 11th St., Tel 212-807-8655


304 W. 4th St., West Village NY 10014 Tel 212-924-5638


Similar to a book of the month club. Here you buy one book for
$2.95 in order to receive their book catalog entitled the View for 6 months. You may then order as you wish. Call for more details.
Order 800-962-9988

Bookspan - Midtown South

15 E. 26th St., Midtown South NY 10010 Tel 212-725-9549

Charlotte F. Safir

1349 Lexington Ave., Carnegie Hill NY 10128 Tel 212-534-7933

Complete Strategist

The stock covers military and war games, science fiction, and fantasy
630 Fifth Ave., Midtown NY 10111 Tel 212-265-7449
Website: thecompleatstrategist.com

Cooper-Hewitt Museum Shop Book Department

2 E. 91st St., Carnegie Hill NY Tel 212-860-6878

Drama Book Shop

Scripts, drama books and biographies.
250 W. 40th St., Fashion District NY 10018 Bet. 8th & 9th Aves., Tel 212-944-0595
Fax: 212-730-8739; E-mail: info@dramabookshop.com
Website: dramabookshop.com

East-West Books

Specializing in Yoga, meditation, and all things metaphysicalr.
78 Fifth Ave., Greenwich Village NY 10011 betw 13th & 14th St, Tel 212-243-5994
Fax: 212-243-7591


Eichler's specializes in Jewish books and Judaica. They have everything from popular fiction to scholarly Judaica.
62 W. 45th St., Midtown NY 10026 Tel 888-367-7008
Website: eichlers.com

Evelyn Pearl

219 W. 81st St., Upper West Side NY Apt. 5A, Tel 212-877-1704

Gotham Book Mart & Gallery

New, old, out-of-print, first editions, literature, poetry & film.
16 E. 46th St., Midtown NY 10036 Tel 212-719-4448

Gryphon Book Store

Large used-book selection, out-of-print search service. Also records and CDs sold.
233 W. 72nd St., Upper West Side NY 10024 80th/81st Sts., Tel 212-874-1588
Fax: 212-874-2039; E-mail: gryphonbk@aol.com
Website: hometown.aol.com

Housing Works Used Books & Cafe

Wall to wall shelves of used books for sale. Browse through while enjoying a cappuccino. Housing Works is a non-profit benefiting homeless people and those with AIDS.
126 Crosby St., Soho NY 10012 betw Houston & Prince St, Tel 212-334-3324
Fax: 212-334-3959; Website: housingworks.org

Imperial Fine Books

Here you will find fine leather bindings, illustrated books, vintage children's books, unique first editions, and some magnificent sets of prized volumes.
790 Madison Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-861-6620
Fax: 212-249-0333

Jewish Book Center of the Workmen's Circle

Good selection of Jewish and Jewish-interest books, CDs, tapes, and holiday items.
45 E. 33rd St., Midtown South NY 10016 Tel 212-889-6800
Fax: 212-889-8519; Website: circle.org

Liberation Bookstore - Harlem

421 Lenox Ave., Harlem NY 10037 Tel 212-281-4615

Liberation Bookstore - Harlem

421 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem NY 10037 Tel 212-281-4444

Logos Bookstore

Sale of cards, gifts, books, music and other unique items. They do special orders and mail orders.
1575 York Ave., Yorkville NY 10028 Tel 212-517-7292
Fax: 212-517-7197

Murder Ink.

Devoted entirely to crime fiction, every mystery in print and a good selection of out-of-print. Orders by phone or fax accepted.
2486 Broadway, Upper West Side NY 10025 92nd/93rd, Tel 212-362-8905
Fax: 212-877-0112; Toll-Free: 800-488-8123
E-mail: mink@panix.com; Website: murderink.com

New York Astrology Center

Complete line ofastrology books is supplemented by titles on acupuncture and the healing arts
350 Lexington Ave., Murray Hill NY 10016 Tel 212-947-3603

New York Kinokuniya Bookstore

The place to come to learn about Japan: art, cooking, travel, language, literature, history, business, martial arts, even comic books. In English and Japanese.
10 W. 49th St., Rockefeller Center NY 10020 Rockefeller Plaza, Tel 212-765-1461
Tel: 212-765-7766; Fax: 212-541-3995
E-mail: kinokuniya@kinokuniya.com; Website: kinokuniya.com

Posman Books

NYU Store. Selling textbooks & other course related books, as well popular reading & good literature, poetry & philosophy sections. Some unusual & hard to find books as well.
Website: posmanbooks.com

Posman Books - Greenwich Village

New School University store. Handy, friendly, Soho boutique-esque for an official school bookstore, but what else do you expect from the store built for the free-thinking students of humanity & the artists from Parsons School of Design? School & art supplies in addition to the texts, logo paraphenalia, & a great little section of art, architecture, fashion & design titles. Greeting cards too!
70 Fifth Ave., Greenwich Village NY 10011 At 13th St., Tel 212-633-2525
E-mail: posmannsu@posmancollegiate.com

Posman Books - Midtown

Grand Central Terminal store. Located at the base of the Vanderbilt ramp, this brand new location offers a broad array of titles, corporate sales, special orders, author signings & special events.
9 Grand Central Station, Midtown NY 10017 V&erbilt & 42nd St, Tel 212-983-1111
E-mail: posmangct@posmancollegiate.com

Rizzoli - Midtown

Beautiful museum atmosphere; sophisticated store offers foreign newspapers, art, business, & foreign language books.
31 W. 57th St., Midtown NY 10019 Btw. 5th & 6th, Tel 212-759-2424
Fax: 212-826-9754; Toll-Free: 800-522-6657

Rizzoli - Soho

454 West Broadway, Soho NY 10012 Tel 212-674-1616
Fax: 212-979-9504

Shakespeare & Co. - Financial District

1 Whitehall St., Financial District NY 10004 1/2 block S. of Bowling Green, Tel 212-742-7025
Fax: 212-742-7890

Shakespeare & Co. - Greenwich Village

A chain of four stores for the serious reader of literature, fiction and non fiction. Personal service, phone orders, worldwide delivery. Open late every night. New & used text books. Text books bought.
716 Broadway, Greenwich Village NY 10003 Washington Pl., Tel 212-529-1330
E-mail: bard@panix.com

Shakespeare & Co. - Midtown South

137 E. 23rd St., Midtown South NY 10010 Lex., Tel 212-220-5199

St. Marks Comics

New and vintage comics. Tons of fun with ils broad selection of comics.
11 St. Marks Pl., East Village NY 10003 Tel 212-598-9439
Fax: 212-477-1294

Three Lives & Co.

West Village small bookstore stocked with fiction books
154 W. 10th St., Greenwich Village NY 10014 Fax 212-741-2069

United Nations Bookshop

First Ave., East Village NY at 46th St., Tel 800-553-3210

Regular Bookstores (30 listings total)

A Novel Idea

The charming family bookstore.
Brooklyn NY 11209 8415 Third Ave., Brooklyn, Tel 718-833-5115

Action Comics

337 E. 81st St., Yorkville NY 10028 Tel 212-639-1976
Fax: 212-639-1977


A good selection of Latin and African fiction and poetry.
192 Avenue B, East Village NY 10009 Tel 212-539-1662

Asia Society

Largest collection anywhere of English language books on all aspects of Asia. Over 15,000 titles in inventory.
725 Park Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 at 70th St., Box Office 212-517-2742
Customer Services: 212-288-6400; Fax: 212-517-8315
E-mail: info@asiasociety.org; Website: asiasociety.org

B. Dalton

Book store chain owned and operated by Barnes and Noble.
109 E. 42nd St., Midtown NY Tel 212-490-7501

Bank Street Bookstore

They have many titles for children, parents and educators. They do phone orders and ship worldwide.
610 W. 112th St., Morningside Heights NY 10025 at Bank St College of Education, Tel 212-678-1654
Tel: 800-724-1486; Fax: 212-316-7026
Website: bankstreetbooks.com

Black Orchid

Mysteries, thrillers and more. New & old.
303 E. 81st St., Yorkville NY 10028 Bet. 1st & 2nd Aves., Tel 212-734-5980
Fax: 212-288-5918; E-mail: borchid@aol.com
Website: ageneralstore.com


983 Lexington Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-794-9400
Fax: 212-794-7042

Civil Service Book Shop

89 Worth St., CivicCenter NY Tel 212-226-9506

Corner Bookstore

Welcoming Carnegie Hill shop specializes in literature, art, architecture, and children's books.
1313 Madison Ave., Carnegie Hill NY 10128 Tel 212-722-4343
Tel: 212-831-3554; Fax: 212-831-2930

Demes Books

229 W. 105th St., Upper West Side NY Tel 212-865-1273

East Village Books & Records Shop

101 St. Marks Pl., East Village NY 10009 Ave A/1st Ave, Tel 212-477-8647

Forge Books

175 Fifth Ave., Flatiron District NY 10010 Tel 212-388-0181

Jeryl Metz Books

697 West End Ave., Upper West Side NY Apt. 13A, Tel 212-864-6055

Justin G. Schiller Books

135 E. 57th St., Midtown NY Tel 212-832-8231

Kendra Krienke Bookstore

230 Central Pk., Central Park NY Tel 212-580-6516

Lenox Hill Bookstore

Good old-fashioned neighborhood bookstore we need more of Opened in 1996. Lots of current books.
1018 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side NY 10021 Tel 212-472-7170
E-mail: lenoxbook@aol.com

Madison Avenue Bookshop

Current fiction and all that's new or important in art, poetry, philosophy and literary criticism can be found here.
833 Madison Ave., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-535-6130
Fax: 212-794-5231

Mercer Street Books

Purchase and sale of art, photography, film, literary fiction, French, scholarly books of all types and out of print. Vinyl records, jazz, classical, 60's etc.
206 Mercer St., Noho NY 10012 Tel 212-505-8615
E-mail: info@mercerstreetbooks.com; Website: mercerstreetbooks.com

Michael Canick Booksellers

They specialize in magic, mystery & cartoon books.
230 E. 83rd St., Yorkville NY 10028 Tel 212-585-2990
E-mail: canick@panix.com

Mosaic Books

167 Avenue B, Alphabet City NY 10009 Fax 212-475-8623

Papyrus Books, Inc.

They have a large selection of book, CD's, travel guides and sale books.
2915 Broadway, Morningside Heights NY 10025 Tel 212-222-3350
Fax: 212-665-5418

Partners & Crime

Specialty bookstore devoted entirely to mysteries.
44 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich Village NY 10011 Tel 212-243-0440
Fax: 212-243-4626; E-mail: partners@crimepays.com
Website: crimepays.com


Offers selections from books and many resources.
Website: readerville.com

Revolution Books

Literally this is a revolutionary bookstore.
9 W. 190th St., Hudson Heights NY 10011 Tel 212-691-3345
Fax: 212-645-1952

S.F. Vanni

...this Italian language bookshop carries the latest fiction and nonfiction from the old country. - TONY
30 W. 12th St., Greenwich Village NY betw Fifth & Sixth Ave, Tel 212-675-6336

St Marks Book Shop

Books for the thinking person: politics, poetry and academic journals.
31 Third Ave., Greenwich Village NY 10003 8th/9th Sts., Tel 212-260-7853
Fax: 212-598-4950


1360 Third Ave., Yorkville NY 10021 Tel 212-517-6951

Strand Books

They sell books on fine & applied art. New, old and rare in all languages.
45 W. 57th St., Midtown NY 10019 Tel 212-688-7600
Fax: 212-754-2554; Website: strandbooks.com

William G. Boyer

P.O Box 763, Planetarium Station, Tel 212-724-9402