The Strand Bookstore
This beloved independent bookstore opened in 1927 in what was then called “Book Row”. The bookstore remains family owned and is known for the carts of used books that wrap around the sidewalk.
This is perhaps New Yorkers favorite store for publications on art, design, fashion and all other creative subjects.
ARGOSY BOOK store
By no means should you go here to think you will pick up a current bestseller! Established in 1925, Argosy is probably the best rainy day printed matter experience where you can spend hours and repeated days exploring rows antiquarian books, flat files 19th-20th century maps and illustrations and auction and exhibition catalogues on any conceivable subject matter.
MCNALLY JACKSON BOOKS
In the heart of SoHo, this independent bookseller is staffed with young writers who are knowledgeable and passionate about literature. The books of fiction are arranged in a very unique way – by the country of origin of the author! So if you want to read something by Colette you will head to Europe then to France.