Four Book Stores You Must Visit In Manhattan

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Book stores are little islands of peace and quiet in the Big Apple. There are a variety of unique shops in Manhattan that will charm your senses and might just turn you into a bookworm while you browse. Here are four stores you can’t miss!

The Strand 

Get lost in the most famous book store in New York. The Strand, located in Union Square, is known for their great collections, stellar recommendation system, and quirky book accessories. They get lots of famous authors for signings, so keep your eye out for their events.

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

This speciality book shop carries cookbooks that date back to the 18th century! Sift through thousands of books, magazines, and antiques that will up your cooking to the next level.


This bookstore/cafe is volunteer powered and collectively owned by feminists and other activists that share a passion for spreading knowledge. They are home to over 6,000 books on a variety of topics including gender studies, global capitalism, racial education, and more.

The Mysterious Bookshop 

This is America’s oldest mystery specialist book store. They stock original, signed copies of popular books, rare/collectable books, and paraphernalia. The coolest thing about The Mysterious Bookshop is that famous crime authors will write books that are ONLY sold in their store! Go find that next read today!