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Why locals love it

Born in 1927, this popular independent bookstore carries over 2.5 million used, new, and rare books from a wide range of topics at low prices. Their four floors house everything from best sellers to cult classics, as well as gift and novelty items.

Why you should visit it

You never feel like you've out-welcomed your stay when visiting this New York institution. It's the perfect place to wander and get lost in a book. They also host author events, attracting the famous and not-so-famous alike.

Special tip

If you like rummaging through stacks for a quirky find, be sure to check out their outdoor dollar carts of used books.

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One of the best places for books of virtually all kinds - and particularly books about New York
December 27, 2019
This bookstore is special, you have to see it yourself!
October 12, 2017
If you like books you like Strand
An Inactive User
February 19, 2017
Great new books but the best are the used can find some really amazing used art books!
September 14, 2016
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