NYC's Best Independent Bookstores

NYC's Best Independent Bookstores

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    They only stock titles they publish, but man, what titles they are. Try to resist buying the complete Neversink set.
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    While we travel whenever we read, this travel bookstore goes one step further: it organizes its guidebooks and fiction together, helping you turn imaginary journeys into real ones.
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    Co-owned by gallerist Paula Cooper, 192 is teeny tiny but boasts a great selection of art books.
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    This shop draws sci-fi fans from all around, but you'll find us reliving our youth via the huge selection of Choose Your Own Adventure titles.
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    "Nobody shoplifts from a store that knows 3,214 ways to murder someone" reads a sign inside. But mystery and thriller lovers will feel so grateful they won't want to.
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    Perhaps the best part about roaming this well-stocked shop is running into one of the many writers who live nearby.
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    The mix of serious trade books and even more serious academic books can make you smarter just by browsing.
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    Bright, stylish, and buzzy, this SoHo shop fits the neighborhood perfectly. Be sure to check the discount shelves near the stairs.
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    After only a few years in business, this bookstore has become a cornerstone of the neighborhood, offering a well-curated selection and lots of events.
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    This bookstore's tagline is "18 Miles of Books, and they aren't kidding. If it's printed on paper and bound between covers, it's here.
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    This tiny slip of a store just might be the city's loveliest bookshop. An excellent selection of literary fiction and friendly, knowledgeable booksellers.
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