April 17, 2019

8 New York Bookstores to Visit

Since I moved to New York last summer, I've visited a number of bookstores. Here are the ones you too should check out!

1. Books of Wonder (W. 18th St OR Upper West Side)
If you've spent any time in the middle grade/young adult book blogging community, you'll likely have heard of this one - for good reason. It's all children's books, and they have rare books too!

2. The Strand (Union Square)
This is the bookstore everyone tells you to go to in New York, and it's great...but I think it's a tiny bit overrated. Still worth a visit, though.

3. Albertine (Fifth Ave., by the Met and Central Park)
If you're a Francophile like me, you have to check out the only French language bookstore in Manhattan.

4. McNally Jackson (Prince Street)
A SoHo landmark, this independent bookstore is cozy and fun to explore.

5. Barnes & Noble (Union Square)
I grew up in B&Ns, but this is by far one of the biggest I've ever seen. Their YA collection is still a little lacking (nothing will ever top Joseph-Beth or Books of Wonder), but it's better than your average suburban Barnes & Noble.

6. Housing Works (SoHo, a couple blocks from McNally Jackson)
If you're looking for a bunch of used books, CDs, and DVDs, this is your destination.

7. Books Are Magic (Cobble Hill, Brooklyn)
It truly is...magic.

8. Astoria Bookshop (Astoria, Queens)
If you happen to find yourself in this borough, this tiny little bookstore is a joy to visit. Plus it's super close to the N/W subway line.

Tell me: what other New York bookstores do I need to visit?

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