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Best Indie Bookstores NYC
Book Culture is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

1. Book Culture

9.3
450 Columbus Ave (btwn W 81st & W 82nd St), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Upper West Side · 23 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Their stock slants academic due to their proximity to Columbia (heck, their staff even recommended Beowulf for the beach, but there's also generous sections for mainstream titles and children's lit.

Westsider Rare & Used Books Inc. is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

2. Westsider Rare & Used Books Inc.

8.1
2246 Broadway (Bet. 80th & 81st St.), Nueva York, NY
Tienda de libros usados · Upper West Side · 16 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: What does this Broadway shop specialize in? Oh, just "fiction, modern first editions, art, illustrated books, graphic design, children's books, architecture, antiques and collectibles." So everything.

The Astoria Bookshop is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

3. The Astoria Bookshop

9.2
31-29 31st St (btwn Broadway & 31st Ave), Astoria, NY
Librería · Astoria · 26 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Astoria Bookshop highlights authors native to the borough and offers a discount on their book club's upcoming discussion title.

Argosy Book Store is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

4. Argosy Book Store

8.1
116 E 59th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Midtown East · 15 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Get a warm-up before heading inside by checking out the $3 anthology section in its recessed outdoor entryway.

Posman Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

5. Posman Books

6.8
30 Rockefeller Plz (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Rockefeller Center · 4 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: They supplement new and bestselling titles in fiction and nonfiction with a hearty kids' section, NYC-centric titles, and greeting cards.

192 BOOKS is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

6. 192 BOOKS

8.6
192 10th Ave (at 21st St.), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Chelsea · 24 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: This light-filled Chelsea shop has a well-rounded selection of bestsellers, children's books, and favorite fiction from the near and distant past. Art exhibitions here are frequent, as are readings.

Idlewild Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

7. Idlewild Books

12 W 19th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Flatiron District · 23 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: The Flatiron shop is basically a prerequisite before heading abroad: Classes in several foreign languages take place in the same space that houses travel guides and international lit.

Books of Wonder is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

8. Books of Wonder

9.2
18 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Union Square · 47 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Lots of the books available here, which include old and rare titles among them, are suitable for both the young and the young at heart.

Three Lives & Company is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

9. Three Lives & Company

9.4
154 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), Nueva York, NY
Librería · West Village · 59 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: If you think you're well-read, you haven't met the West Village staff of this store that was once referred to as a "pocket of civility." Come here to pick their brains (and their books).

Strand Bookstore is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

10. Strand Bookstore

9.6
828 Broadway (at E 12th St), Nueva York, NY
Librería · Greenwich Village · 572 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: This over-80-year-old establishment houses thousands of discounted new and used titles, rare books, and hard-to-find art and photography books. A total classic. [Racked 38 Member] Leer más.

WORD Brooklyn is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

11. WORD Brooklyn

9.3
126 Franklin St (Milton St), Brooklyn, NY
Librería · Greenpoint · 46 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: The couple behind the Greenpoint shop that has everything from book clubs to children's reading hours to a basketball league (yes, really) opened up a Jersey City location in the winter of 2013.

Spoonbill & Sugartown Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

12. Spoonbill & Sugartown Books

9.1
218 Bedford Ave (at N 5th St), Brooklyn, NY
Librería · Williamsburg · 51 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Spoonbill and Sugartown has been around longer than most of the neighborhood’s residents. Expect to find a mix of contemporary fiction, alt classics, indie magazines, and Moleskine notebooks.

Molasses Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

13. Molasses Books

9.1
770 Hart St (Knickerbocker), Brooklyn, NY
Tienda de libros usados · Bushwick · 36 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: This Bushwick barter-based bookshop also sells coffee, beer, and wine. Pay cash ($5 to $8) for a used title, or a bring in a stack of your own books and trade them in for new reads or $3 beers.

Community Bookstore is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

14. Community Bookstore

9.0
143 7th Ave (Carroll St), Brooklyn, NY
Librería · North Slope · 30 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Park Slope’s Community Bookstore, which opened in 1971, holds the honor of being Brooklyn’s oldest bookseller.

Greenlight Bookstore is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

15. Greenlight Bookstore

9.6
686 Fulton St (at S Portland Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Librería · Fort Greene · 66 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: The Fort Greene shop, which exists thanks to serendipitous mix of a winning business plan and a neighborhood's desire for books, offers plenty of space between its shelves.

BookCourt is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

16. BookCourt

163 Court St (btwn Pacific & Dean St), Brooklyn, NY
Librería · Boerum Hill · 57 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Boasts a comprehensive selection of books about New York City, as well as a stocked children’s section. Make sure to check out their events calendar—the shop often hosts readings by literary stars.

McNally Jackson Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

17. McNally Jackson Books

9.5
52 Prince St (btwn Lafayette & Mulberry St), Nueva York, NY
Librería · NoLita · 304 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Two floors of books, fashion magazines, a Stumptown brew, and many author readings and signings.

St. Mark's Bookshop is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

18. St. Mark's Bookshop

136 E 3rd St (at Ave A), Nueva York, NY
Librería · East Village · 33 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: The owners took advantage of every square inch of its smaller digs, covering the walls in shelving to bring customers the great selection they've come to expect from the 38-year-old store.

Mast Books is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

19. Mast Books

8.9
66 Avenue A (btwn E 4th & E 5th St), Nueva York, NY
Librería · East Village · 14 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: Walk into the Avenue A shop and travel back to the "good ol' days" of the East Village. The bookseller (and buyer) specializes in rare art, fashion, design, photography, and music titles.

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks is one of Best Indie Bookstores NYC.

20. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

8.8
28 E 2nd St (2nd Ave), Nueva York, NY
Librería · East Village · 12 tips y reseñas

RackedRacked: New York's home for rare and out-of-print cookbooks moved to the East Village earlier this year thanks to a family's generous donation, and its new home boasts more shelf space and a cute backyard.