What better way to dive into New York's cosmopolitan culture than to explore its bookstores? Delve into our researched list of the city's finest hardcover and paperback hubs.
Guaranteed to satisfy all readers' curiosities, our guide will help you find must-reads and rare editions alike. From widely recognized institutions to specialized hidden gems, here are our picks for 10 of the best bookstores in New York City.
Located in what is considered to be one of the city's finest hotels, the Assouline bookstore invites all passersby to enter its warm ambiance. Shelves, tables and windows display their myriad books, all carefully selected and arranged next to the occasional stylish statue. From art books to biographies, their catalog is well-stocked and varied.
Take refuge from New York's activity and enter Argusi Book Store's classic interior. This Midtown gem is easy on the eyes with plenty of smooth wooden library shelves and staircases from another time. The archive also boasts of literary treasures from another time, ranging from obscure history books to ornate maps.
Old-fashioned and elegant, this lovely bookstore offers an extensive selection of today's latest publications as well as 'must-haves' from different specialized fields. These include but are not limited to literature, geography, architecture and the culinary arts.
No list of New York's best bookstores would be complete without a mention of this popular establishment. Boasting of 18 miles of books, the Strand is home to all sorts of genres. Come browse the sprawling collection of rare novels and music records, which can be found both brand-new or secondhand for a bargain.