New York as Book Country
From the era of Scribner’s, Gotham Book Mart, the Seven Gables Bookshop and the bookstalls on 4th avenue. Manhattan still has its share of delights for the book lover.
Here is Mimosa’s private list of some places for happy book hunting!
Argosy Bookshop - 116 E 59th St
Arguably Manhattan’s most beautiful and best book shop. Take their old fashioned private elevator upstairs to shop for prints. Their personal service (something Hotel Mimosa really values) is impeccable.
Books of Wonder - 18 W 18th St
Specialty book store for children’s books, including rare collectible books.
Chartswell Bookstore - 55 E 52nd St
Housed in a old New York landmark building which has other eclectic shops is this specialty bookstore that sells books by and about Winston Churchill.
The Corner Bookstore - 1313 Madison Ave
A long standing beautiful bookstore on Madison Ave with old style personal service that stores like Scribners used to have.
Kinokuniya Bookstore - 1073 6th Ave
This shop has books, magazines, gifts and toys from Japan. They have a wonderful informal cafe which often host cosplay events on the weekends.
Kitchen arts and letters - 1435 Lexington Ave
The best wine and cookbook store in the city, well worth the trip uptown. Has extensive collectible cookbooks as well.
Mysterious Bookshop - 1099, 58 Warren St
This specialty store has book signings and rare mystery books. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Sherlockiana and Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels, as well as their own published reproductions of famous detective novels.
Neue Galerie Design & Book store - 1048 5th Ave
This jewel of a space for design and architecture monographs is right next to the famous Sabarsky Cafe. We recommend this cafe elsewhere for superb Viennese coffee and pastries.
The New York Public Library at Grand Central 42nd St.-476 5th Ave
Houses many collections and has wonderful, eclectic reading rooms, such as the Map Room on the ground floor.
Pierpont Morgan Library - 225 Madison Ave
The museum is free Friday nights from 7-9 pm. Come also for the classical music in the atrium and their two gift shops.
Strand’s Rare Book Room - 828 Broadway
This treasure trove is located above the largest bookstore in Manhattan.
Three Lives & Company - 154 W 10th St
Since 1968 this lovely snug book shop has been a place for book lovers in the west village. We recommend having a meal at the Spotted Pig afterwards and a drink at the White Horse Tavern for a fantastic West Village evening.
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