Northeast USA Top Bookstores+

 

1
Symposia Community Bookstore
510 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ   07030
New Jersey,
New Jersey 0;
http://www.symposia.us
Symposia Community Bookstore, Inc. is a Public Bwnwfit nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Specifically, we operate a thrift shop consisting of books and offer our shop location to be used as a community center. Symposia Community Bookstory is the only used books store in Hoboken.
2
Polish Bookstore & Publishing
161 Java St.
Brooklyn, NY   11222
11222 Greenpoint,
New York State 1;
 
http://www.polbook.com
"We started in 1990 as a traditional bookstore offering Polish language literature on the American market. Very soon we realized how important it is to reach people that cannot just visit Polish neighborhoods in New York and Chicago to purchase books. We quickly turned into a mail order company producing book catalogs reaching the whole country and some Polish-Canadian readers. We also kept enlarging our offer: adding videos, CD's, multimedia, audio books. In 1999 we made our first catalog named “Poland Sweet Poland” where we for the first offered Polish gourmet products. It was a huge success! And it also gave us an idea for a creation of SweetPoland.com"
3
Written Words Bookstore
194 Leavenworth Road
Shelton, CT   06484
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 2;
 
http://www.writtenwordsbookstore.com/
Shelton's own independent, community bookstore. A full-service, general bookstore with new books for all ages and interests.
4
Atticus Bookstore/Café
1082 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT   06510
New Haven,
Connecticut 3;
http://atticusbookstorecafe.com/
The bookstore opened in 1976, before the museum itself. It was designed by Jay Bright, who emulated the white oak finish of the Louis Kahn interior of the museum. The two comfortable chairs, visible from the street, and the custom designed fixtures were a significant counterpoint to the generic mall stores of the era. In 1980, we relocated an adjacent cheese store and expanded.
5
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
675 6th Avenue (6th @ 22nd)  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10010
10010 Madison Square,
New York State 4;
     
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
The Internet's Largest Bookstore<br> Taking advantage of vast warehouses across the United States, we stock over 1 million titles for immediate delivery -- that's more titles than any other online bookseller. With so many titles, it is vital to give customers an easy way to find precisely the books they are looking for. Our fast search engine enables customers to locate books by title, author, or keyword in a few seconds at most. And our groundbreaking BookBrowser lets users sift through hundreds of categories to find exactly the right book. To further assist the customer, we offer descriptions, reviews, and excerpts, in addition to editor recommendations and customer reviews on hundreds of thousands of titles.
6
Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books
34 Carmine Street  - West Village
New York, NY   10014
10014 Village,
New York State 5;
http://unoppressivebooks.blogspot.com/
A family-owned bookstore in New York's West Village, this is the city's least-oppressive source for a hand-picked array of new books at bargain prices.
7
Whitlock Farm Booksellers
20 Sperry Rd
Bethany, CT   06524-3599
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 6;
http://www.whitlocksbookbarn.com
Selling used and rare books since 1948, Whitlock's Book Barn is located just minutes from downtown New Haven and Yale University. The store operates from two weatherbeaten barns sitting amid a scenic pasture.<br> For decades, buyers and sellers of used books, old maps, and ephemera have come to Whitlock's looking for intellectual adventure. With these pages, the store now offers a selection of items online, making it possible for those unable to visit to take advantage of the store's unusual finds and bargains.
8
Pageant Book & Print Shop
Canel Street Sta.  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10013
10013 Canal Street,
New York State 7;
 
http://www.pageantbooks.com
Pageant Book Shop was founded in 1946 by Sidney B. Solomon and Henry "Chip" Chafetz as a used and rare book shop in New York City. Pageant had its home in several locations along Fourth Avenue, known as “Book Row of America”, for 35 years before moving around the corner to East 9th Street. During that time, Mr. Solomon and Mr. Chafetz branched out into several additional areas which included selling prints and maps, reprinting scholarly and important works such as Henry Roth’s “Call It Sleep” and publishing the award winning Pageant Facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.
9
Labyrinth Books
536 West 112 Street  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10025
Upper West Side,
New York State 8;
   
http://www.LabyrinthBooks.com
New releases, discounted remainder-titles, and used books, specializing in academic and serious general-interest books in all areas of the humanities and social sciences, and in literature, art, architecture, and photography. We regularly carry a vast selection of sale books in these same areas of specialization at 20-90% off. <br> Labyrinth serves a growing number of colleges and universities for their course-book needs, taking a hands-on approach to assuring that students get their books.
10
Labyrinth Books
122 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ   08542
Princeton,
New Jersey 9;
 
http://www.labyrinthbooks.com
Serving a growing number of colleges and universities for their course-book needs, taking a hands-on approach to assuring that students get their books. Labyrinth Books stores are as densely packed as is the knowledge in the books. These are places in which to get lost in the best of ways: so you can find what you didn't know you were looking for. The stores are conceived as sites for an ongoing exchange of ideas with a full program of author-events.
11
Book Trader Cafe
1140 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT   06511
New Haven,
Connecticut 10;
 
http://booktradercafe.com
The ranks of New Haven's used bookstores have thinned a little in recent years: Whitlock's on Broadway is gone, so too is the fine Elm City Books, which had a good run on York Street a few years back. But even if those stores were still around, the Book Trader would be a worthy winner of this category. And even if you couldn't buy a delicious sandwich or muffin here, it would still be a major destination for book lovers. The key is selectivity. The shelves are not weighted down by mediocrity, but rather lifted up by good stuff. Some of it is obvious: You'll get your Ian McEwan, your Kazuo Ishiguro, your Jonathan Spence. Some of it is more obscure: Sitting on shelves in recent weeks has been a first edition of John Ashbery's hard-to-find novel, which he co-authored with James Schuyler. And you can also buy a good paperback mystery or sci-fi adventure.
12
River Road Books
759 River Road
Fair Haven, NJ  
Fair Haven,
New Jersey 11;
   
http://www.riverroadbooks.net
Always happy to help ou make a personal selection for yourself or as a gift!
13
Raconteur Books
431 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ   08840
Metuchen,
New Jersey 12;
http://www.raconteurbooks.com/
An eclectic mix of museum, bookshop, theatre, and saloon. Filmmakers, musicians, writers, and poets all regularly rent our space for premieres, readings, and concerts. Rental is for three hours and includes 25 folding chairs, podium, music stand(s) and/or screen -- all set up by our staff prior to your event. Our digital projector is not included in the initial rental fee, but can be arranged for a small, additional cost.
14
Librería Lectorum
137 West 14th Street  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10001
10001 Old Chelsea,
New York State 13;
http://www.Lectorum.com
The oldest and largest Spanish-language bookstore in the U.S. Over 10,000 books in all subjects for every type of reader. Frequent Readers Rewards. Special orders for Universities
15
Argosy Book Store
116 East 59th Street  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10022
10022 FDR,
New York State 14;
http://argosybooks.com
80 Years in Business!<br> Argosy Book Store, founded in 1926, is now in its third generation of family ownership. We have an enormous stock of antiquarian and out of print items, occupying all of a seven floor building in midtown Manhattan, and a large warehouse in Brooklyn. We specialize in Americana, Modern First Editions, Autographs, Art, The History of Science and Medicine, and Antique Maps & Prints. Many thousands of books in all other fields of interest are also available. We are founding members of the ABAA and belong to the Appraisers Association of America.
16
Quest Bookshop
240 East 53rd Street  - Manhattan
New York, NY   10022
10022 FDR,
New York State 15;
 
http://www.questbookshop.com
The Quest Bookshop has been open for business for over 30 years; it is owned and operated by the New York Theosophical Society, which has been serving the spiritual needs of New Yorkers of all religions and creeds for well over a century. <br> We are an independent bookshop. This means that we are here to fit the needs of the community, not to fit the needs of some large corporation, or pressure groups from another part of the country. We pride ourselves on our independence, and stand as a barrier to those who are trying to create a monopoly on the publishing industry.
17
McGraw-Hill Book Store
1221 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY   10020
10020 Av.of Americas/W48,
New York State 16;
   
http://www.bookstore.mcgraw-hill.com/
McGraw-Hill Professional helps individuals excel in their learning and occupations by providing timely and authoritative knowledge to professionals around the world.
18
Paranormal Books & Curiosities
627 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ   07712
Asbury Park,
New Jersey 17;
http://www.paranormalbooksnj.com
From birthday parties to corporate functions, the bookstore combines elegance with the extraordinary, all in one beautiful setting. Invite your guests to explore the unknown with a haunted cocktail brunch, a murder mystery dinner or afternoon tea complete with tea leaf readings. Everything from decor, invitations, entertainment and catering can call be arranged with us to custom create your perfectly paranormal party.
19
Levine J. Co. Books & Judaica
5 West 30th Street
New York, NY   10001
10001 Old Chelsea,
New York State 18;
   
http://www.levinejudaica.com/
Serving the Jewish community for over 100 years from the Lower East Side to Midtown Manhattan.
20
New Jersey Books
59 Market Street
Newark, NJ   07102
New Jersey,
New Jersey 19;
http://www.njbooks.com
"Inside you will find various offerings for College Bookstores, College Students, and Faculty. We offer specials on various items every month, so make sure you visit us often. New Jersey Books also operates several retail bookstores serving local universities. If you are a student or faculty member at one of these schools, or just curious about this month's specials, please click on the appropriate university link."
21
Carmel Judaica Gifts & Books
10 Carmel Avenue
Staten Island, NY   10314
Willowbrook ,
New York State 20;
http://www.carmeljudaica.com
CarmelJudaica.com aims to deliver total satisfaction when communicating with our customers. There are many convenient ways for you to reach us, either to make an inquiry, place or track an order, give us valuable feedback about improving our service on this web site, or if there's something you are interested in and haven't found it on our site.
22
Cave Comics
57 Church Hill Rd.
Newtown, CT   06470
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 21;
 
http://www.cavecomics.com/
Cave Comics opened on May 15th 1989 in the old train station in Newtown CT. It's a great old building with 14 foot ceiling giving us a nice open feeling space. We are always striving to be a helpful, informative and fun store that welcomes everyone. Whether its your first comic or the next of many, we're here to make it a great experience.
23
Hickory Stick Bookshop, The
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT   06794
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 22;
 
http://www.hickorystickbookshop.com
The Hickory Stick Bookshop is an independent book shop which has been located in Washington Depot, CT for over 55 years. Are you looking for a particular title or are you hoping for the unexpected? The owners and staff offer over 100 years experience (collectively) in the book business to help you find that book or answer a question. You can also learn about our upcoming book signings, discover what the staff are reading, look for books by local authors, and a lot more.
24
Town Book Store
270 E. Broad St.
Westfield, NJ   07090
Union County,
New Jersey 23;
 
http://www.townbookstore.com
The Town Book Store has been serving Westfield and neighboring communities since 1934. According to the American Booksellers Association, we are the last independent book store located in Union County, New Jersey. In today’s rapidly changing retail environment, The Town Book Store remains one constant where shoppers can find a first-rate literary selection with friendly, personalized service in an attractive, convenient setting. Whether you are reading for escape, for comfort, to gain knowledge, for pure pleasure or as a source of lively conversation, visit or call us at The Town Book Store and we can match you up with the right book.
25
Bookworm, The
99 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ   07924
Somerset County,
New Jersey 24;
http://www.bookwormbernardsville.com
The Bookworm is a full service bookstore featuring new books for all ages. We are avid readers and book lovers who are pleased to help you find the perfect book.
26
Cranbury Book Worm
54 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ   08512-3241
Cranbury,
New Jersey 25;
http://www.cranburybookworm.com/
"We will travel anywhere to buy your books. We regularly purchase collections from estates, libraries and people who have more books than can fit on their shelves... In many cases, a family member passes away, and relatives have no idea what to do with their books. We will come to you and buy everything sight unseen. We move the books, We will transport them and pay you on the spot. We also purchase antiques and paper ephemera."
27
House Of Books
10 North Main Street
Kent, CT   06757
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 26;
http://www.hobooks.com/
A charming, upscale bookshop in a historic building in beautiful Kent. A full selection of books on all subjects.
28
Booktrader of Hamilton
2421 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ   08619
Hamilton,
New Jersey 27;
http://booktrader.weebly.com
Selling all paperbacks for 1/2 their retail cost and hardcovers sell for $5. Some books may be priced slightly higher but will be clearly marked. A selection of bookmarks, magnets and other items, discounted 20%.<br> Accepting books for store credit only. You will get 20% of the retail price on paperback books in credit, and can use your store credit for 1/2 the purchase of books from the store. We accept limited hardcovers for which you will receive 20% of our sell cost.
29
Montclair Book Center
221 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair, NJ   07042
Essex County,
New Jersey 28;
 
http://www.montclairbookcenter.com/
One of the largest independent bookstores in New Jersey, with more than 15,000 square feet. Large selection of Modern First Editions, Americana, and other rarities. Only a half hour from Manhattan.
30
Bank St. Book Nook
50 Bank St.
New Milford, CT   06776
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 29;
http://bankstbooknook.com/
Story Time every Tuesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 2:00 pm
31
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT   06443
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 30;
http://www.rjjulia.com
Located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut, RJ Julia Booksellers has always been a place of inspiration, information, and excitement.<br> RJ Julia opened 20 years ago as an independent bookstore whose mission was, and is, to be a place where words matter, where writer meets reader, where the ambiance and selection and merchandising of books creates an atmosphere that is welcoming and presents the opportunity for discovery. Ultimately we are fiercely committed to putting the right book in the right hand.
32
Chicklet Books
301 N. Harrison St.
Princeton, NJ   08540
Princeton,
New Jersey 31;
http://www.chickletbooks.com
The stores are unlike any other bookstore in the area. Hot Pink, Purple, Apple Green, Turquoise are just a few of the bright colors to put a smile on your face as you enter. The many windows allow plenty of natural light for reading and tons of sunshine for the trees and plants to thrive. Comfy sofas and plenty of seating invite you to stay a while and relax... or just hang out and watch the fish in the tank swim around and around and around.
33
Second Time Books
123 Creek Road, Store #4
Mt Laurel, NJ   08054-2089
Burlington County,
New Jersey 32;
http://www.secondtimebooksonline.com
A "Bricks and Mortar", family-owned bookstore selling both new and gently-read, quality hardcover books of most genres. We specialize in American, Miliitary and World History and Science Fiction/Fantasy. With nearly 25,000 titles in stock, you can also find books of almost any genre including audio books, large-print, hard and softcover popular fiction, cooking, religion & philosophy, literature, art, antiques, children's and much more! We also carry a nice selection of value-priced DVDs from "The History Channel" and "A&E".
34
Another Bookstore
1535 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT   06053
Other cities in Connecticut,
Connecticut 33;
 
http://www.anotherbookstore.com/wp/
Another Bookstore is across the street from DiLoreto Hall next to Dunkin’ Donuts. We’re locally owned and independent. No corporate headquarters in another state. All Connecticut State University bookstores are run by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. When you support a local independent bookstore like ours, the revenue is directly funneled back to the community throughout Connecticut. (Here’s Proof) We absolutely guarantee our textbook prices are lower than the local competition. (If we make a mistake you paid more, bring in your receipt and we’ll refund the difference and give you a free notebook for your trouble!)
35
Labyrinth Books
290 York Street
New Haven, CT   06511
New Haven,
Connecticut 34;
 
http://www.labyrinthbooks.com
African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology & Archaeology, Architecture & Design, Art, Asian Studies and more.