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Bookstores in New York City

Bookstores in New York City Manhattan

New York City bookstores are among the best bookstores in the world. It is perhaps fitting that New York City should have such a fine assortment of independent booksellers, as it is widely regarded as the publishing and intellectual capital of the United States. Writers as diverse as J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, James Thurber, Langston Hughes, Mary Gaitskill, Sylvia Plath, and F. Scott Fitzgerald have written about this romantic city. Nothing, however, can compare to seeing the Big Apple with your own eyes!

Below you'll find a list of the best bookstores in NY. Don't forget to browse other shopping destinations in NYC!

Classic Books Set in New York City

The Strand Bookstore NYC

The Strand is one of the most popular bookstores in New York NY. There you'll find new, used, and rare editions of books from all over the world.

Here's a brief list of fictional books set in New York City:

  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
  • Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • The Victim by Saul Bellow
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Scroll below to view a list of the best bookstores in Manhattan NY!

Best Bookstores in New York City

Applause Books
211 West 71st Street, New York, NY 10023
212.496.7511

Argosy Book Store
116 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
212.753.4455

Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village
396 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
212.674.8780

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
212.587.5389

Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
212.253.0810

Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
212.777.6028

Coliseum Books
1771 Broadway, New York, NY 10106
212.581.5352

The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128
212.831.3554

Gotham Book Mart
41 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
212.719.4448

Gryphon Bookshop
2246 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212.362.0706

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 
212.334.3324

Manhattan Books
150 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
212.385.7395

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
212.274.1160

Saint Mark's Bookshop
31 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003
212.260.7853

Shakespeare & Co.
716 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212.529.1330

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212.473.1452

Three Lives & Company
154 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014
212.741.2069

Waldenbooks
59 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
212.269.1139

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Rick's Cabaret New York

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NY Harbor Cruise


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Central Park TV & Movie Sites


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