New York City has a lot of everything, including bookstores. Here are four of their coolest ones.
There is something so comforting about bookstores, wandering through the aisles, browsing titles, realizing how many stories there are to be told, how much information there is to take in.
New York City is home to some amazing bookstores. Here are four of the City’s best.
1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a great place to spend a couple of hours. There are the usual books as well as rare and collectable books. It also hosts interesting events like book readings, book groups, live storytelling and more.
Spend some time in the cafe with a book or some friends. They serve great coffee, local beer, freshly made baked goods, sandwiches, salads and many are gluten-free and vegan friendly.
Housingworks Bookstore and Cafe is a non-profit organization and is run largely by volunteers and donates all it’s profits to charitable organizations.
2. Westsider Rare and Used Books
Westsider Rare and Used Books is a treasure trove of rare and used books. Every inch of this two floor store is packed with books. Looking through all the interesting sections and book titles is an adventure. They even have a nice selection of books in French!
Books are as cheap as $1 and there are also VHS, DVDs, CDs, LPs, to look through. Westsider Rare and Used Books is an independent business that
3. Everything Goes Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage
If you happen to take the free ferry to Staten Island and are looking for something to do over there, check out Everything Goes Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage. It’s a bookstore, record store, cafe, and performance space all rolled into one great place.
They have an impressive inventory of used books for very reasonable prices, a cafe that serves organic fair-trade coffee and free Wi-Fi (or computers for rent by the minute).
4. The Strand
Strand Bookstore is a New York City institution. It has 18 miles of used, new and rare books to browse through and has been in business since 1927.
With a collection of over 2 million books, it is always an adventure visiting Strand Books!