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Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers New York New York

Shakespeare & Co. is a citywide chain with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn that offer a neighborhood feel. Books that earn a spot behind...

Westsider Rare and Used Books New York New York

Westsider Rare and Used Books is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and buys, sells, and trades rare and used books. The shop specializes...

Pete's Tavern New York New York

Pete's Tavern, the oldest continuously operating tavern in New York City (founded in 1864), was famously the refuge of short story writer O. Henry...

Greenlight Bookstore Brooklyn New York

Owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo have a combined twenty-six years in the bookstore and publishing industry. In 2009, they...

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers Brooklyn New York

Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers was established in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg in 1999. The shop specializes in used, rare,...

PowerHouse Arena Brooklyn New York

PowerHouse Arena—a self-proclaimed laboratory for creative thought—is a gallery, boutique, bookstore, performance, and events space located in...

The BookMark Shoppe Brooklyn New York

The BookMark Shoppe was originally located in Dyker Heights before moving to the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. Owned and operated by Christine...

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop Brooklyn New York

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop got its start as a pop-up shop at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene selling small-press books and chapbooks. Now...

Community Bookstore: Park Slope Brooklyn New York

Community Bookstore in Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's oldest bookstores, offering an array of new titles for adults and children. The store hosts...

Freebird Books Brooklyn New York

Freebird Books was established in 2004 by Samantha Citrin and Rachel London, and is now owned by local resident, Peter Miller. The shop is located...

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