116 E 59th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.762383 -73.969166
Mon 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Tue 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Wed 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Thu 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Fri 10:00 AM-06:00 PM;Sat 10:00 AM-05:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
This is perhaps the most interesting book store in the city. I really like browsing old books. Reminds me of my schools days wandering around the stacks at columbia looking at randoms books. They also sell illustrations from the 19th and 18th century. They make a unique poster for your walls.
A family-run shop for rare printed material. – In Short
This home of antiquarian and out of print books has been in business since 1926.On the ground floor, peruse categories like "Select Reading" and "Unusual Languages" or thumb through racks of inexpensive decorative prints, political cartoons , memorabilia, vignettes of old New York and images of period costumes. The floors above hold rarer volumes, maps, posters and autographs, and can be viewed by appointment only.
Second-Hand Books in First Rate Shape – If you like rare-volume books, oversized historical maps and such this place is worth seeking out. There are books as early as the 16th century; history buffs will be in heaven, too. The knowledgeable staff is happy to dig out anything you ask for.
It' hard to say much about prices for these gems.
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