This bookstore is a NYC staple. Mercer St's piles of books have you getting physical, combing through stacks for that one perfect find. The record collection is a blast from the past. Definitely worth a stop!
McNally Jackson is the SOHO fashionista's bookstore. Their huge magazine selection is sure to please, and their spacious environment includes a darling cafe. The perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
This Greenpoint bookstore hosts open mics, readings, and workshops for aspiring writers. Its quirky atmosphere makes you never want to leave. Keep an eye on their event schedule--they often host well-known authors!
East Village Books is kind of like a throwback to the 60s. If you're looking for beat literature or anything by Tom Robbins, you've come to the right place. The used books are cheap and out of print editions are common finds.
This Park Slope bookstore has a special feature to it--their glorious, happy dog. Move toward the back bookshelves for another treat--their fluffy cat who welcomes your nuzzles. Genius marketing strategy.
Ah, the Strand--NYC's most famous independent bookstore, and for good reason. Start outside with the $1-3 books, then get lost in the employee's picks. Don't forget to venture downstairs to beat the crowds!