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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in New York

The best list of independent New York bookstores

 

Locally Owned, Truly Independent, One of a Kind . . . simple but distinctive words in this age of big box chain stores. It’s cozy, intimate, full of character and sporting a staff known for its sense of humor not to mention its competency and dedication to customer service and to books themselves.

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  • Address 1 381 Sand Creek Rd.
  • Phone (518) 435-9337
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Adventure awaits at Flights of Fantasy Books & Games. We sell scifi and fantasy fiction as well as collectable card games with an emphasis on MTG.

A general interest, independent bookstore in Astoria, Queens.

  • City Title Beacon
  • Address 1 321 Main St
  • Phone (845) 838-6191
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
Used and New Books / Books Bought and Sold / Beacon, NY
  • City Title Brockport
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  • Address 1 45 Main St.
  • Phone (585) 637-2260
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games
Lift Bridge Book Shop, located in Brockport, NY the "Victorian Village on the Erie Canal" is the only full service independent bookstore between Rochester and Buffalo, NY. We serve the greater local community and SUNY Brockport with textbooks, art and office supplies and two floors of books and innovative toys.
  • City Title Bronxville
  • Address 1 76 Pondfield Rd.
  • Phone (914) 337-0199
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

An independent bookstore in Bronxville, New York.

A place for books and foods.

  • Address 1 8415 3rd Ave.
  • Phone (718) 833-5115
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

Independent local bookstore. General bookstore specializing in fiction, nonfiction, children's and best selling titles. Next day orders available for no extra charge. Join our monthly book discussion. With our newly added knitting knook, you can purchase knitting supplies from Lions Brand, take a knitting class with our instructor, or join our knitting/crochetting club.

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  • Address 1 225 Smith St.
  • Phone (718) 246-2665
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Cobble Hill's Independent Bookstore. Visit us for a wide selection of books, as well as author events.

  • Address 1 100 N. 3rd St.
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

bookthugnation is a used bookstore and community space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We carry a wide selection of quality used books at low prices. Our focus is in Literary Fiction (boasting one of the best used fiction sections in NYC!), Film and Philosophy. We hold regular events and gatherings, including author readings, movie screenings, lectures, neighborhood meetings, kids nights, and more. BTN believes that independent bookstores are an essential part of a healthy, creative New York City. We strive to be an active community space that fosters literary arts while being a welcoming place where anyone can walk in, have a cup of coffee and talk about books.

  • Address 1 987 Flushing Ave.
  • Phone (718) 418-9393
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities

Catland is Brooklyn's premier metaphysical shop and event space. We offer books and wares for all experience levels. Full event calendar is on our website.

Charming employees, killer reading series, well-curated shelves, and a photogenic cat.

Freebird features an eclectic mix of books with a new emphasis on New York history and culture. A locus for community meetings, book discussions, workshops, and literary readings, Freebird is available for rental or special events.

An independent bookstore in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Store locations in Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Visit our website for directions and hours.

An independent bookstore in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Locations in Fort Greene and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Visit our website for directions and hours.

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  • Address 1 1964 Coney Island Ave.
  • Phone (718) 645-6675
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
Elected by the readers of the Daily News as the best independent book store in New York City, November 2011.

At Honey & Wax, we deal in literary classics and curiosities. We specialize in unique copies: books from the libraries of writers and artists, rare first printings, quirky vintage editions, splendidly bound copies, books with no downloadable equivalent. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, and are open by appointment in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

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  • Address 1 1067 Flushing Ave.
  • Phone (510) 540-7700
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

Human Relations is a used bookstore in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York; between Vandervoort Place and Kickerbocker Ave. Human Relations are difficult, especially for book people. Nevertheless, we are bringing you the best quality used fiction, philosophy, film, foreign language, pulpy noir, history, art, science, food, drama, and pretty much everything else. (In order to make human relations even harder.)

Molasses is both a tiny used bookstore as well as a cafe and a bar. Open every night until at least midnight. Best Used Bookstore 2013 - Village Voice; Best Used Bookstore 2013 - New York Magazine; Best Bookstore / Bar - L Magazine; Best of Brooklyn pick - Time Out NY; Time Out NY readers pick "Love New York" award winner for best store in Bushwick.

  • Address 1 289 Van Brunt St.
  • Phone (718) 596-3001
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Educational, Feminist, LGBT, Literary, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

Located steps from Pioneer Works at 289 Van Brunt St., Pioneer Books is a small independent bookstore offering a focused and changing roster of titles that connect to and inspire the trans-disciplinary underpinnings of the center’s mission, programming, and residencies. Titles range in subject from art, science, architecture, fiction, mysticism, technology, pedagogy, and children’s books, to renegade zines, small presses, and underrepresented authors. Pioneer Books also provides space for collaborative experiments in archivization and circulation, discussions around printed matter, film, and the spoken word, and is host to a range of classes and performances.

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  • Address 1 28 Adams St.
  • Phone (718) 666-3049
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Feminist, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Home to world-renowned art book publisher powerHouse Books, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City's scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor The powerHouse Arena showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.

  • Address 1 1111 8th Ave
  • Phone (718) 801-8375
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

powerHouse on 8th is a bookstore, reading club, mini-gallery, and community space bringing South Slope the best in fiction, nonfiction, children's/YA, novelty, cooking, decorating, stationery, and more, all from the curatorial minds hived at Dumbo's famed powerHouse Arena. Read our reviews, join our Middle Grade Reading Club, and stop in for Sunday morning readings with children's book authors. See you on the block!

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  • Address 1 536 Metropolitan Ave.
  • Phone (347) 889-5569
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Feminist, LGBT, Literary, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Like the original Quimby's in Chicago (25 years!) this location specializes in zines and small press. Unlike the Chicago, store we do not carry comics because we are right next door to Desert Island Comics, the best comic shop in New York. The store also exhibits photography and has a large selection of photography books, and hosts author events.

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  • Address 1 218 Bedford Ave.
  • Phone (718) 387-7322
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Since 1999, Spoonbill has offered an always changing combination of new books in the Arts & Letters as well as, serendipitously, whatever unusual books come in though libraries and small collections that we obtain. Open 7 days a week on the main drag in sunny Williamsburg.

We carry books for children of all ages, with a section for parents, too. In our Lab we offer storytelling and creative writing workshops for kids.

  • Address 1 242 Prospect Park W.
  • Phone (718) 788-3475
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

A (mostly) used bookstore in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

  • Address 1 600 Vanderbilt Ave. (@St. Marks)
  • Phone (718) 789-1534
  • Type Used books
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  • Address 1 126 Franklin St.
  • Phone (718) 383-0096
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

WORD Brooklyn is an independent community bookstore, dedicated to being whatever our neighborhood wants us to be!

We are a not-for-profit neighborhood bookstore and educational arts center that offers a full bookstore staffed with knowledgeable, enthusiastic readers that can assist and encourage all current and “would-be readers."

  • Address 1 415 Grant St.
  • Phone (716) 885-9535
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Talking Leaves Books has been providing the reading public of Buffalo and Western New York with a distinctive and unusual selection of the finest writing and thinking bound into books for almost 30 years now.

  • City Title Cambridge
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  • Address 1 15 E. Main St.
  • Phone (518) 677-2515
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Regional
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Part of the community for 25 years (under a few different names), Battenkill Books is a local, independent bookstore selling general interest, new books in the Battenkill Valley. The store offers a broad range of books from current bestsellers to the classics, and from history and romance to gardening and cooking, and more. We have a large selection of books on local history and the surrounding area. Battenkill Books also carries maps, gifts, cards, and an eclectic selection of magazines, as well as hosting author events.

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  • Address 1 2823 State Rt. 22
  • Phone (518) 229-0562
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Literary
Old Book Surfer's retail store location overlooks scenic Lake Lauderdale in Washington County, N.Y.; our internet sales presence is exclusively on ABE Books. We offer a diverse in-store and by-mail selection of primarily used music merchandise, in LP, 45 and 78 rpm vinyl formats as well CD/DVD /tape offerings, and printed materials such as sheet music, memorabilia, entertainer biographies, discographies and ephemera. We are noted for our wide and deep literary stock, extensive first editions stock, 20th century collectible and signed books, books-about-books, criticism, history, military, regional and scholarly material. Over 10,000 books in open-stock shelving. Visit us online or at our brick and mortar store. Open Wed-Sun 1-6PM, except holidays.
  • City Title Canandaigua
  • Address 1 82 S Main St.
  • Phone (585) 396-9872
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest

We carry a large selection of new and used books. The newest book releases arrive every Tuesday, and you may pre-order upcoming releases, which you can learn about in our newsletter. We also offer used books at discount of a least 1/2 off list price.

  • City Title Chappaqua
  • Address 1 29 King St.
  • Phone (914) 529-8013
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

Scattered Books offers best sellers, staff picks, popular kids books, nonfiction for children and adults, adorable bookish accessories, and more! Our Literary Lounge is home to our super creative kids parties, author signings, and available to rent for any adult of kids occasion. Come in and browse, sit in the sun and read a few pages and have a cup of coffee. This is what a bookstore was meant to be.

We are an independent book store on historic Main Street of Chatham, NY. We have an excellent selection of new books and art supplies.

  • City Title Clarence
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  • Address 1 9060 Main St
  • Phone (716) 204-8417
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's, Educational
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

Since opening our doors in June 2009, we have single-mindedly created a place where infants through adults discover and rediscover the joy of reading. Our tagline, "the little bookstore with big ideas" is our guiding light! Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children's Bookstore has become a place where grandparents, parents, and children come to experience a homey atmosphere and discover a new read, enjoy a special program, and meet booksellers who are committed to helping them find the book, program, or party destination that meets their needs. Our community supports us and we return their trust by bringing our time, energy, and talent to ensure that WNY continues to enjoy an independent bookstore that offers more than just BOOKS!

  • City Title Clifton Springs
  • Address 1 18 E Main St
  • Phone (315) 521-0832
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

New and used and a whole lot more!

  • City Title Cold Spring
  • Address 1 97 Main St.
  • Phone (845) 265-2080
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's, Literary

Cold Spring's independent bookstore carrying a curated selection of new books with a focus on literary fiction and nonfiction, small press titles, and children’s books. Our events will include book clubs, readings, signings, discussions, and children and family programming.

Card Carrying Books & Gifts caters to progressive customers looking for great books, gifts, and statement apparel.

  • City Title Dryden
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  • Address 1 198 North Rd
  • Phone (607) 844-9365
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Art, Literary, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
365.4 Categories of used, rare, and scholarly books in three nineteenth century barns. Received the Reward of Merit Restoration by Historic Ithaca and Tompkins County. Difficult to find! Located at Lacey's Corners which is directly opposite the traffic light to Tompkin-Cortland Community College. Parking lot not accessible from NY Route 13.

We are an independently owned bookstore and gift shop located in the heart of East Aurora. We have been family owned and run since 1986 and we are just 1/2 block off of Main Street. We carry many unique items and thousands of titles.

  • City Title East Hampton
  • Address 1 41 Main St.
  • Phone (631) 324-4939
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Gloversville
  • Address 1 30 S Main St
  • Phone (518) 705-9326
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

Lots of new and used books. A variety of gift baskets and cups. A cozy corner to have coffee a snack. Animals welcome.

  • City Title Greenport
  • Address 1 43 Front St.
  • Phone (631) 477-1161
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

The North Fork's only bookstore! We have the best sellers you seek and plenty of other wonderful reads. Special orders are always welcome. Please stop by and have a look around!

  • City Title Hamilton
  • Address 1 3 Utica St.
  • Phone (877) 362-7666
  • Type New books
  • City Title Hastings-on-Hudson
  • Address 1 22A Main St.
  • Phone (914) 478-2501
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

One of Westchester County's leading independent bookstores since 1987. Offering more than 10,000 titles for every interest, occasion, and gift-giving need.

  • City Title Hobart
  • Address 1 698 Main St, Ste A
  • Phone (607) 538-9222
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Blenheim Hill Books carries thousands of books in categories ranging from gardening, fiction, biography, travel, history, poetry, African-American, cooking, children's and illustrated, all reasonably priced for the book lover.

  • Address 1 615 Main St
  • Phone (607) 538-3010
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork

A bookstore for cooks, crafters, and DIYers, Creative Corner is the newest addition to the Book Village of the Catskills in Hobart, NY. Crafts, workshops, author events, and more. New, used, vintage.

  • Address 1 698 Main St.
  • Phone (607) 538-1760
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Artwork

Uncommon Books at Reasonable Prices

Enjoy our eclectic selection of literature and full art supply. Moleskines, Melissa & Doug wares for kids, and sundry gifts round out our lineup. Frequent live music, beer and cheese tastings, live author events, and children's craft events pepper our schedule. Visit our Twitter for updates.

  • City Title Huntington
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  • Address 1 313 New York Ave.
  • Phone (631) 271-1442
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Long Island's largest independent bookstore, selling new, used, and discounted books.

  • City Title Ithaca
  • Address 1 115 the Commons
  • Phone (607) 273-8239
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

60,000 books, 10,000 records & a cafe, all under one roof. Autumn Leaves offers the selection and quality of a new bookstore at used book prices. Our spacious, well-lit store is designed for comfortable browsing, with a knowledgeable staff ready to help.

  • Address 1 Dewitt Mall, 215 N. Cayuga St.
  • Phone (607) 273-5055
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

We sell used and rare books, including art, fiction, history, science, classics, photography, architecture, poetry, and foreign language. Visit our website to view our full inventory. We also buy used books. Bring in your books at any time, or talk to Jack in person or over the phone for larger collections.

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  • Address 1 215 N. Cayuga St.
  • Phone (607) 273-8246
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Buffalo Street Books is Ithaca's community-owned cooperative bookstore and is located in the DeWitt Mall, right next to Greenstar Oasis. Visit us for author events.

  • City Title Jamestown
  • Address 1 177 Fluvanna Ave. (RT. 430)
  • Phone (716) 489-1496
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Metaphysical/New Age, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards

If you love books, we would love to meet you! We offer to sell to you or will do some trading on both paperbacks and hardcovers. We also offer a selection of large print books and are happy to order in special/new books too! Fresh coffee, greeting cards and gift ideas are also available.

  • City Title Katonah
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  • Address 1 25 Katonah Ave.
  • Phone (914) 232-7278
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Books, games, and toys for all ages. Coffee and gourmet selections. Also check out Katonah Reading Room!

  • City Title Kew Gardens
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  • Address 1 81-63 Lefferts Blvd
  • Phone (718) 441-0009
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

A community effort to bring a bookstore back into Queens. Visit our website for upcoming author events.

  • City Title Kingston
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  • Address 1 82 John St.
  • Phone (845) 802-0027
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea

We sell new books, local beer, wine, coffee and espresso, and savory pies, and we regularly host events. Located at Kingston, New York's historic four corners. Come say hi!

Providing personalized customer service to help our customers reach their imaginations through reading, writing, and creating.

  • City Title Lakewood
  • Address 1 28 Chautauqua Ave.
  • Phone (716) 720-4917
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Off the Beaten Path, owned and operated independently, is a bookstore on beautiful Chautauqua Lake in the cozy village of Lakewood. Our mission is to provide customers with interesting, hard-to-find titles as well as the bestsellers. We love to give personal customer service, and we'll make recommendations and help you find a book that fits your taste.

  • City Title Larchmont
  • Address 1 96 Chatsworth Ave. #A
  • Phone (914) 834-6900
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Larchmont's oldest independent bookstore. We have a full selection of books for all ages. We carry toys and gift items, as well as cards and stationery.

Award winning bookstore for kids, teens, and their families. Includes tea shop, hosts author events, story times, book clubs, and more!

A bookstore in the beautiful hamlet of Locust Valley. Hosting author events. Visit us for all your book needs.

  • City Title Long Island City
  • Address 1 26-09 Jackson Ave.
  • Phone (718) 440-3120
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Locally-owned independent bookstore with three stores in Manhattan and one store in Long Island City. Join us for weekly storytimes, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

  • City Title Macedon
  • Address 1 78 W Main St
  • Phone (585) 474-4116
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Used books, great coffee, and lively conversation.

  • City Title Millbrook
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  • Address 1 57 Front St.
  • Phone (845) 677-5857
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Literary, Mystery, Regional
  • Sidelines Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Toys/Games

Independently owned and located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Merritt Bookstore strives to connect our customers with literature penned by local and global authors alike. We also offer a wide variety of toys, puzzles, and games through the Toys of Merritt. We are a small-town bookstore with a large outreach, and we pride ourselves on our unique ability to serve readers everywhere. Stop by to chat with our friendly staff, pick up a great read, and learn about our exciting events!

Barner Books is an iconic used bookstore. It's been serving the Hudson Valley for more than 25 years, making it one of the longest standing bookshops in the area. Our book selection shows strengths in literature, eastern religion, lcal history, astrology, art, religion, poetry, and classics. Handmade journals, most of which are imported from India are available at the shop and online. The store is open 7 days a week and is staffed by people who know and love books.

Here at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore in New Paltz, our goal is to share our passion for books, literacy, and lifelong learning with our community.

  • City Title New York City
  • Address 1 192 Tenth Ave. @ 21st St.
  • Phone (212) 255-4022
  • Type New books

192 BOOKS is a general-interest bookstore featuring key works of literature and history, art and criticism, travel and children's books, and more. 192 BOOKS also hosts an extensive series of readings, signings, group readings and discussions by important writers from here and abroad.

  • Address 1 151 E. Broadway
  • Phone (917) 675-7253
  • Type Primarily used with some new books

Aeon Bookstore is an independent bookseller in Manhattan specializing in literature, art, philosophy, occult, and music. We have both used and new titles.

Only one used bookstore remains on what was once Book Row; owner Steve Crowley has held on despite the miles-of-books behemoth around the corner. Trade paperbacks are generally half the cover price; the admirable selection of contemporary and postmodern names like Borges, Calvino, and Toni Morrison reflect an individual taste in a way the Strand’s stacks of Penguin Classics simply can’t.

  • Address 1 972 5th Ave.
  • Phone (212) 650–0070
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, we offer more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world.

Argosy Book Store is now in its third generation of family ownership. Our enormous stock of antiquarian and out-of-print items fills a six-floor building in midtown Manhattan. We specialize in Americana, modern first editions, autographs, art, antique maps & prints, and the history of science & medicine. We also have thousands of books in all other fields of interest.

"New York's best bookstore for and about children" --New York magazine

  • Address 1 172 Allen St.
  • Phone (212) 777-6028
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Feminist, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

We carry over 6000 titles on topics such as queer and gender studies, global capitalism, feminism, police and prisons, democracy studies, and black liberation. You can also find some good 'ole smutty fiction. We also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things. We host readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night.

The place for out-of-print cookbooks in NYC. Thousands of books, menus, advertising booklets, and decorative kitchen items. Open MOST days, 1–7 pm. Please call or see my website for this week's hours, or call to make an appointment outside regular hours.

  • Address 1 536 W. 112th St.
  • Phone (212) 865-1588
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

We are here to offer book shops where you can browse and discover the widest range of publications in the arts and humanities that realistically be carried and we have created spaces for extensive representation of new books in areas you will not see elsewhere. We fulfill the essential role of being an independent source for ideas and literary art. A visit to one of our stores will energize your mind and remind you of the awesome scope of positive human intellectual and literary endeavor.

  • Address 1 2915 Broadway @ 114th St.
  • Phone (646) 403-3000
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

Book Culture on Broadway is an independent, community bookstore in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

  • Address 1 450 Columbus Ave.
  • Phone (212) 595-1962
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Gifts

We offer the best in current and classic literature and nonfiction, as well as a selection of stylish and useful items for you and your home.

  • Address 1 266 Bleecker St.
  • Phone (212) 807-8655 or (212) 807-0180
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

"We feature recent and backlist fiction, children’s books, travel, history, drama, cookbooks, art and fashion books, and other subjects. We pride ourselves on customer service with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, providing special orders on some of those hard-to-find titles, gift wrapping, and shipping services."

Founded in 1980, Books of Wonder is New York City's largest and oldest children's bookstore and the city's leading specialist in children's literature.

Come visit our independent bookshop. Find exciting new voices, undiscovered gems, beloved classics and books signed by many of the leading writers who appear at The Center, along with lit t-shirts, notecards and more!

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  • Address 1 34 Carmine St
  • Phone (917) 930-4932
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Educational
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Specializing in Civil Service test prep books and school test prep books with a general selection of new and popular paperbacks and bestsellers as well as a selection of classic paperbacks. Maps and dictionaries and some self-help books as well. Small independent store in business for over fifty years.

  • Address 1 1 Bleecker St.
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Art, Literary

Used and new books with a focus on literary fiction and art.

We take enormous pride in our stock, and carefully select current adult fiction and nonfiction titles to bring only the best of the best to our customers. Our commitment to carrying “only the best of the best” extends to all sections of the store including history, biography, travel, cook books, parenting, poetry, mysteries, and art. We also host storytimes and author events.

Dashwood Books is NYC's only independent bookstore devoted entirely to photography.

We sell and BUY books, including art and photography books, textbooks (buyback), philosophy, mathematics, religion, occult, esoterica, new age, counter-culture, critical theory, music, literary fiction, Greek and Latin–actually any scholarly subject, review copies, underground comics/graphic novels.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. Special events and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax and shop the best book, movie and music selection in New York City.

  • Address 1 136 E. 3rd St.
  • Phone (212) 390-9279
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Art

Our store is much more than cookbooks. We carry a range of food history and scholarship, a deep selection of operations and technical manuals, and what we feel is a terrific array of great food writing.

We've been here 25 years, and have used, out-of-print and even some new books in almost any subject imaginable. We have LPS, too. Everyone here is a writer in some genre so we one of us is bound to be able to find what you're looking for.

We are devoted to all things mysterious, from hard-boiled hardcovers to pulpy paperbacks, suspected signings and whispers around town.

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  • Address 1 2 W. 14th St.
  • Phone (212) 645-0141
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Art, Children's, Metaphysical/New Age
  • Sidelines Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers, Toys/Games

Welcome to Namaste Bookshop. We sell cheap books in NYC, including art and photography books, textbooks, philosophy, mathematics, religion, occult, music, literary fiction, Greek and Latin–actually any scholarly subject–and underground comics/graphic novels. We also buy CD’s and DVD’s, except for pop music, and host readings.

The Bookstore is more than a place—it's an experience! In addition to more than 45,000 trade books and student textbooks, our 29,000 sq. foot store at 726 Broadway features an event space for author readings and community events, a Kid's Corner for families and young readers to lounge and browse.

  • Address 1 Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave.
  • Phone (212) 627-0304
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Our Chelsea Market Flagship store opened in 2009 and is located near the 10th Avenue entrance, or western side of the market. We have a great selection of fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks and much more. Come by with the kids to browse through our extensive children’s sections!

  • Address 1 Rockefeller Ctr., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Concourse Level
  • Phone (212) 489-9100
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political

Come visit our midtown location at Rockefeller Center! We’ve put together a great selection of books, calendars and more to make your shopping experience at Rock a great one. We are located on the South Concourse level.

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  • Address 1 231 11th Ave
  • Phone (212) 925-0325
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political, Art, Feminist, LGBT
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

As one of the world’s largest publicly available source for artists' books, Printed Matter is an important voice in a vibrant and expanding field. A longstanding open submission process invites artists and independent publishers to submit their books for sale at Printed Matter. We circulate over 32,000 publications annually on behalf of artists and small presses through our non-profit store in Chelsea, our online catalog and other distribution channels. With a commitment to representing and engaging a diverse community of artists, Printed Matter is in many cases one of the few outlets for artist-made publications on the peripheries of mainstream distribution networks.

Printed Matter / St. Mark’s is located in the lobby of the Swiss Institute. Open to the public Wednesday - Sunday with a robust program of public events, including artists’ readings and talks, panel discussions, performances, and more.

PRPH Books is Umberto Pregliasco and Filippo Rotundo's bookshop and gallery in New York City's Upper East Side. It opened on October 23, 2013.

If you are interested in spiritual, esoteric or new age literature, the Quest Bookshop should be the first place you look. We are an independent bookstore with an excellent selection of not only books, but also many other useful items to help in your search, or to give as gifts to others.

  • Address 1 437 Malcolm X Blvd.
  • Phone (212) 691-3345
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Alternative/Political

Revolution Books: the place to find the books and the movement for revolution that can radically change the world.

Rizzoli Bookstore is widely considered one of the foremost independent booksellers in America specializing in literature, photography, architecture, interior design, cookery, and the fine and applied arts. And unique in New York City, Rizzoli Bookstore also stocks Italian, French and Spanish-language fiction and non-fiction literature.

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  • Address 1 939 Lexington Ave.
  • Phone (212) 772-3400
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Literary
  • Sidelines Greeting Cards/Postcards

Shakespeare & Co. is an independent bookstore that has been serving the New York community for over three decades, with books for general audiences and higher-education customers.

The only black-owned bookstore in Manhattan. We are not just a book store; we are a community resource center for the exchange of information and ideas. Our motto is “Knowledge of Self is the key to Understanding”. We provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for a diverse community, where all are welcome.

  • Address 1 828 Broadway
  • Phone (212) 473-1452
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

New York City's legendary home of 18 Miles of new, used, and rare books.

Three Lives is our living room, and a living place. It is a work in progress. We (the store and our customers) have grown up and evolved together. People come here to see and buy what we consider to be some of the best books available today. They also come to discuss books, culture, and events of the moment. They meet for a sense of community in times of national tragedy and personal celebration. Intrinsically, books extend a graciousness that provokes discourse.

Bargain books in the heart of the West Village in Manhattan. We deal in highly curated ART, PHILOSOPHY, SPIRITUALITY, MUSIC, FICTION, and more! Aldous Huxley, William Blake, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Che Guevara, and many others.

Established in 1972, Ursus serves clients in New York and throughout the world. We offer a comprehensive selection of art reference books, superb copies of rare books in all fields, and decorative prints

What does this Broadway shop specialize in? Oh, just "fiction, modern first editions, art, illustrated books, graphic design, children's books, architecture, antiques and collectibles, Asian, [and] African American," titles, so, everything.

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  • Address 1 2113 Amsterdam Ave.
  • Phone (347) 688-4456
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Feminist, Literary
  • Sidelines Artwork, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines/Newspapers

Word Up is a multilingual, general-interest community bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights, New York City, committed to preserving and building a neighborhood in which all residents help each other to live better informed and more expressive lives, using books as an instrument of reciprocal education and exchange, empowering themselves and their community. Word Up is 100% run by volunteers. By hosting literary readings, music concerts, film screenings, theater productions, art openings, workshops, and other activities for kids and adults, we do our best to support and fortify the creative spirit unique to our diverse, uptown community.

  • City Title Niagara Falls
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  • Address 1 1801 Main St.
  • Phone (716) 285-2928 or (716) 694-8242
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's

86 year old independent bookstore. Three floors of books, three cats. Out of print searches, worldwide shipping.

the river's end bookstore is a beautiful independent bookstore on the banks of the Oswego River. Stop in to browse, have a coffee, use your laptop, ask directions!

In historic downtown Owego since 1976.

  • City Title Palmyra
  • Address 1 208 E Main St
  • Phone (315) 502-0181
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Toys/Games

The Dog Eared Book is a new, used, and rare bookstore in Palmyra, NY. We specialize in used books in great condition. We also have a unique selection of literary themed gifts, and great toys and plush for kids.

  • City Title Pawling
  • Address 1 22 Charles Coleman Blvd.
  • Phone (845) 855-9590
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Peekskill
  • Address 1 923 Central Ave.
  • Phone (914) 734-7000
  • Type Used books
  • City Title Penn Yan
  • Address 1 9 Main St.
  • Phone (315) 521-5278
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Perry
  • Address 1 2 S. Main St.
  • Phone (585) 969-4216
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Toys/Games

The Biblio-Tech cafe is a locally owned cafe, bookstore, and specialty gift shop. We offer new and used books, toys and games, personal tech, and a cafe with a variety of seating and wicked fast wifi to suit all your needs.

  • City Title Plattsburgh
  • Address 1 60 Smithfield Blvd Ste 15
  • Phone (518) 566-4323
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Artwork, Gifts, Magazines/Newspapers

A general interest bookstore located in the Champlain Centre Mall. Seminars, book clubs, and other author events.

  • Address 1 164 Boynton Ave Ste 201
  • Phone (518) 310-3222
  • Type New books

A lovely retail bookstore and a resource for writers in Plattsburgh, NY.

An old-fashioned neighborhood bookshop with great books and other gifts for all. Special orders welcome. Author events. Service, knowledgeable staff, and commitment to our community.

  • City Title Port Washington
  • Address 1 299 Main St.
  • Phone (516) 767-2650
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Gifts

The Dolphin Bookshop is an independently-owned bookstore, cafe and gift shop nestled in the bucolic North Shore of Long Island.

  • City Title Pound Ridge
  • Address 1 67 Westchester Ave.
  • Phone (914) 764-3171
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Booksy Galore is a hybrid, indie bookstore. Part cozy brick-and-mortar, part online sales, and always all about matching people with books they love.

  • City Title Rhinebeck
  • Address 1 6422 Montgomery St.
  • Phone (845) 876-0500
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the Mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book and toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong has something for everyone. Open daily.

  • City Title Rochester
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  • Address 1 274 N Goodman St Ste D104
  • Phone (585) 362-3058
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Children's
  • Sidelines Toys/Games

Element of Fun is a children’s and young adult book and toy store located in Rochester, NY. We offer new & used books and a variety of toys for all ages.

Since 1998, Greenwood Books has provided Rochester with used fiction and nonfiction in a wide array of genres. Special orders, gift certificates, and book club discounts are all available.

  • Address 1 425 N. St.
  • Phone (585) 232-6970
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

Small World Books is a classic, used, out of print, and rare bookstore located in the Northeast Downtown area of Rochester.

  • Address 1 100 Saint Paul St.
  • Phone (585) 546-7140
  • Type New books
  • City Title Rockville Centre
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  • Address 1 110 N Park Ave 1st Floor
  • Phone (516) 764-6000
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest, Alternative/Political, Children's, Literary, Mystery
  • Sidelines Artwork, Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

An independent bookstore on the South Shore of Long Island, one with a dedicated event space for author events, workshops, story time, and community gatherings; a place where people enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer, cup of coffee, soft drinks, and light refreshments while perusing the shelves of books or meeting their favorite author.

  • City Title Rosendale
  • Address 1 449 Main St.
  • Phone (845) 658-2479
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Postmark Books is a haven for readers, thinkers, and travelers. Featuring an enthusiastically selected treasure trove of today's most interesting reads in a bright and airy space on the Rondout Creek, our space is full of good cheer and a sense that anything is possible (at least while your nose is stuck in that book).

  • City Title Sag Harbor
  • Address 1 290 Main St.
  • Phone (631) 725-4926
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Canio's, where good books, ideas, and community meet. Established 1980.

  • City Title Saratoga Springs
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  • Address 1 424 Broadway
  • Phone (518) 682-4200
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Magazines/Newspapers

Northshire Bookstore is a full service bookstore staffed by professional booksellers. This award winning Independent Bookseller offers a Frequent-buyers Book Club, Reading Group Leadership, Children & Adult Book-a-Month Selection Service, Author Events Series, and more.

  • City Title Scarsdale
  • Address 1 37 Spencer Place
  • Phone (914) 420-6396
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

New, fiercely independent community bookstore in Scarsdale, NY, not to be confused with that other bookseller named after some South American river.

Locally-owned independent bookstore and boutique in the heart of New York's capital region.

  • City Title Shelter Island
  • Address 1 54 N. Ferry Rd.
  • Phone (631) 725-8654
  • Type Used books

Selling online and operating a brick and mortar store since 1996. We specialize in rare art and photography, literature and poetry, posters, prints and music.

Small, independent bookstore featuring new fiction and nonfiction. Special orders are welcome!

  • City Title Southampton
  • Address 1 16 Hampton Rd.
  • Phone (631) 283-0270
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Independent bookstore located in the village of Southampton, NY. New books as well as rare and collectible first editions.

  • City Title Staten Island
  • Address 1 208 Bay St.
  • Phone (718) 447-8256
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Coffee/Tea

Down in Denver is a used and rare bookstore in rural Stephentown, NY.

  • City Title Syracuse
  • Address 1 2443 James St
  • Phone (315) 437-2312
  • Type Used books

We are Syracuse, New York's oldest bookstore, specializing in antiquarian and rare books, current and vintage hardcovers and paperbacks, postcards, journals, ephemera, and we have a wonderful children's section, science fiction and fantasy section, and art and movie/film sections just waiting for you to enjoy!

We are an independent bookstore that strives to welcome you warmly with a staff that knows and loves books.

We feature a combination of new, used, and rare books, plus other fascinating collectibles and curiosities.

  • City Title Watertown
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  • Address 1 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W Ste A102
  • Phone (315) 405-6953
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

Ron & LuAnne Rowsam, owners, want to provide and an array of books for the entire family to enjoy at an affordable price. We have best sellers and new releases as well as popular authors and series, and we host author events. We will also have a section dedicated to local authors. We also provide the service of special orders, that are here between one and four days.

Yesterday's Muse Books sells books online and has a shop in Webster, NY. We specialize in antiquarian, collectible, and secondhand books, and offer book repairs.

  • City Title West Point
  • Address 1 Thayer Hall 4th Floor
  • Phone (845) 938-5293
  • Type New books

The Golden Notebook is located at 29 Tinker Street in the heart of Woodstock, New York. We are a general independent bookstore that has helped readers of all ages find the books they need and the books they love since 1978.

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