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