NYC Bookstores You Should Visit Before You Die

NYC Bookstores You Should Visit Before You Die

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Need a NYC escape? You might as well be surrounded by books!

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    It is the shop around the corner. A touchstone in a neighborhood. A place with a human face and a cast of characters.
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    This small but packed bookstore specializes in first editions! If youve been on the search for that special gift for the literary lover in your life youll definitely need to stop by.
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    With three locations, you can easily stop by Posman Books. Their wide array of books and various events make this bookstore a pleasant place to be.
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    Will you look at that chandelier?! Established in 1964, this incredible store has been providing New Yorkers with literature for nearly 50 years.
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    Calling out to all comic book and graphic novel lovers! This will be your new safe haven. This store is filled with comic books, graphic novels, science fiction, toys, and associated collectibles.
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    You can have your child's next birthday party here, or enroll in their "WORD To Your Mailbox" program which will send books if your favorite genre to you for a certain number of months!
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    In addition to their wide selection and cafe full of treats, its a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their entire operation is run by volunteers!
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    Alabaster features low priced books outside the shop and hundreds of stacks inside--this bargain bookstore is the place to be.
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    Established in 1981 and has been providing readers with great discounts on their favorite books for over 30 years! They are open EVERY day of the year! Including Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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    They organize their literature by nation, which will probably force you to chat up their friendly staff.
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    Lucky for us Book Culture is located in two different places! You can even stop in to write a letter (with free postage!) at their in-store letter desk.
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    With its marked down carts of cheap yet wonderful books, multiple floors, countless stacks, and a rare book room, you don't want to miss out on the historic Strand Bookstore.
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