Best NYC Bookshops

For us there is nothing better than browsing in a bookshop. We love the stacks new books and shelves of used books, fiction and non-fiction and lovely art books. We appreciate the knowledgable, helpful, and well-read staff recommendations. As more and more books are bought online remember you can still order books from your favorite local bookshop. Now more than ever these neighborhood gems need our support. So The Shopkeepers is collaborating with a favorite Instagram account [email protected] to make a list of the best independent bookstores. We are starting with the Best NYC Bookshops and plan to grow the list to more towns and states.

Each of these Best NYC Bookshops foster community within their neighborhoods. Some have coffee shops, many host book readings and events. Plenty have been around for decades and with our support, these founts of knowledge can remain for many more!

If you have a favorite bookshop please share with us via link below.

Left Bank Books, West Village

LEFT BANK BOOKS

41 Perry Street, West Village

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Three Lives & Co, best NYC bookshops
Three Lives & Co, best NYC bookshops

THREE LIVES & CO

238 W 10th Street & 154 W 10th Street, West Village

photos flynnclancy & _wanderlustbookclub

Rizzoli bookshop

RIZZOLI

1133 Broadway, Nomad

photo siobhaise

cook books, east village

COOK BOOKS

28 E 2nd Street, East Village

Mast Books, East Village

MAST BOOKS

72 Avenue A, East Village

McNally Jackson, best NYC bookshops

MCNALLY JACKSON

4 Fulton Street, Seaport & 52 Prince Street, Soho & 76 N 4th St Unit G, Williamsburg & 445 Albee Square W, Downtown Brooklyn

Mercer Street Books, Noho

MERCER STREET BOOKS

206 Mercer Street, Noho

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Word, Greenpoint

WORD

126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint

Cafe Con Libros, Crown Heights

CAFE CON LIBROS

724 Prospect Place, Crown Heights

center for fiction, brooklyn best NYC bookshops

CENTER FOR FICTION

15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

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Books are Magic, best NYC bookshops
Books are Magic, best NYC bookshops

BOOKS ARE MAGIC

225 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens

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The Strand Bookstore kiosk Cental Park

THE STRAND BOOKSTORE

Book Kiosk at Central Park & 828 Broadway & 450 Columbus Avenue, UWS

Westsider Books, best NYC bookshops

WESTSIDER BOOKS

2246 Broadway, UWS

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Albertine, best NYC bookshops

ALBERTINE

972 5th Avenue, UES

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The Corner Bookstore, best NYC bookshops

THE CORNER BOOKSTORE

1313 Madison Avenue, UES

THE LIT BAR

131 Alexander Avenue, The Bronx

photo 1st.noelle

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Best Bookshops 2020

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