Northeast USA Bookstores+

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Book Trader Cafe, Connecticut

  1140 Chapel Street - New Haven, CT              
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.
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Christian Publications Bookstore NYC, New York State
  315 W. 43rd. St - Manhattan - New York, NY
             
And more than 120 years later, we’ve gradually grown into what we are now...the largest Christian bookstore in the Tri-State metropolitan New York City area, with over 40,000 product titles and 15,000 square feet of space! We're one large superstore, selling Bibles, books, CD's videos and tapes, Spanish language, children's literature, gift and apparel items, and much more.
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TASCHEN New York, New York State
  107 Greene Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
TASCHEN is happy to announce the opening of our second store in Los Angeles at the historic Farmers Market. This store follows the opening of Beverly Hills location in 2003. The new store is located inside the historic Clock Tower on the threshold of The Grove and the world-famous Farmers Market. A wide range of TASCHEN books will be for sale. Philippe Starck has designed the space – as he has done with all TASCHEN Stores in New York, Paris, and Beverly Hills.
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Kinokuniya Book Store, New York State
  10 West 49th Street - New York, NY              
BookWeb New York area.
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Whitlock Farm Booksellers, Connecticut
  20 Sperry Rd - Bethany, CT              
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.
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.
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Labyrinth Books, New Jersey
  122 Nassau St - Princeton, NJ              
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.
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Hickory Stick Bookshop, The, Connecticut
  2 Green Hill Road - Washington Depot, CT              
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.
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Got Judaica, New York State
  1265 Coney Island Ave. - Brooklyn, NY              
"A division of Hecht’s religious articles that was established by Rabbi Sholom Hecht in 1961, he is the youngest of six brothers, all Rabbis, American born to an American born father who’s father arrived to the shores of the United States in 1880.
We are a wholesale/retail Judaica supply house serving individual people, Synagogues, schools, Chabad Houses, etc. worldwide with all their needs. It is a family run business with Rabbi Hecht’s wife Joan, her sister Harriet, and Rabbi Hecht’s son Shea."
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Cranbury Book Worm, New Jersey
  54 North Main Street - Cranbury, NJ              
"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."
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Polish Bookstore & Publishing, New York State
  161 Java St. - Brooklyn, NY              
"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"
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Eleventh Step Books, New Jersey
  31 Haddon Avenue - Westmont, NJ              
Business Hours: Monday & Thursday -10 am - 8 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm; Closed Sundays
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Shakespeare & Company Bestsellers, New York State
  150 Campus Road - Brooklyn, NY              
Carrying Coursebooks for Brooklyn College.
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On the Road Bookshop, Connecticut
  163 Albany Tpke. - Canton, CT              
On the Road Bookshop is a real 'bricks and mortar' bookshop located in the Farmington Valley of Connecticut. Approximately 8,000 carefully chosen volumes in most subject areas. Softcover books as well as fine editions for collectors; some are quite recent and some are a couple hundred years old.
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Bluestockings, New York State
  172 Allen Street - Lower East Side of Manhattan - New York, NY              
Bluestockings is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We've recently expanded both our space and our hours. We can now fit more books and more comfortably host events.
We carry over 4000 titles on topics such as queer and gender studies, global capitalism, feminism, police and prisons, democracy studies, and black liberation. You can also find some good 'ole smutty fiction. We also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things.
We host readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night. Please see our events calendar for details on upcoming events, and when visiting the store, take a look at our community bulletin board to learn about other events happening around the city.
Oh, and we run a cafe which is full of organic, vegan, fair trade goodness!
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McGraw-Hill Book Store, New York State
  1221 Avenue Of The Americas - New York, NY              
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McGraw-Hill Professional helps individuals excel in their learning and occupations by providing timely and authoritative knowledge to professionals around the world.
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Poonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers, New York State
  218 Bedford Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
"Specialized in Used, Rare and New books on Contemporary Art, Architecture and various Design fields, with an emphasis on Imported or hard-to-find — but we also hand pick thousands of good books every month for our voracious clientele. We stock Literature, Philosophy, Cinema, Magazines and even baby-books, but the most significant factor here is the element of serendipity: you never know what you might find."
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River Road Books, New Jersey
  759 River Road - Fair Haven, NJ              
Always happy to help ou make a personal selection for yourself or as a gift!
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Zakka Corp, New York State
  155 Plymouth St - Brooklyn, NY              
A shop and artists' space, where you can find graphic art-related books, as well as other select items boasting unique design, including clothing, music, and stationery. With a branch office in Japan, Zakka highlights some of the latest Japanese subcultures and art scenes through its acclaimed selection of unusual merchandise.
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Mendham Books, New Jersey
  84 E Main St - Mendham, NJ              
Your Local, Independent Bookstore in Mendham NJ.
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Ultramarine, New York State
  44 South Portland Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
An online/mail-order bookdealer located in Downtown Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. We have been dealing in books since 1995 and living happily in Fort Greene since 1972.
Downtown Brooklyn is a fascinating place with a wealth of historical and cultural interest. It was the focal point of the Battle of Brooklyn (or, as some have it, the Battle of Long Island) and the departure point of Washington's famous retreat that saved American forces. The landmark Martyrs' Monument., which honors the more than 10,000 victims of British prison ships during the War for Independence sits in Fort Greene Park at the end of our street. At the other end of our street each November the runners in the New York City Marathon will pass along Lafayette Avenue. A bit further down Lafayette Avenue is BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fort Greene is and has long been home to numerous artists and musicians.
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Booktowne, New Jersey
  171 Main Street - Manasquan, NJ              
Having spent my first career in education and been a lover of good books, I hoped my next career would include books. I have always believed every town should have their own community bookstore, a place filled with good books, the type that get people to feel, to think, discuss, laugh and enjoy. To prepare for this goal, I worked part-time at a bookstore and learned the day to day operations. I took a course on the essentials of opening a quality bookstore and visited as many bookstores in New Jersey as I could. I found many bookstore owners to be both warm and generous with their time. Many of these owners have become close colleagues and remain a strong network helping my own bookstore, thrive and grow.
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Paranormal Books & Curiosities, New Jersey
  627 Cookman Avenue - Asbury Park, NJ              
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.
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Atlantic Book Shops, New Jersey
  500 N. Bay Ave. - Beach Haven, NJ              
Providing the best selection of books, in convenient locations, at great prices, with customer service that is second to none.
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Clinton Book Shop, New Jersey
  12 East Main Street - Clinton, NJ              
For more than 35-years the we have been dedicated to preserving the time- honored art of bookselling in the historic town of Clinton, New Jersey. Our promise to our customers is that we will provide quality service, informed recommendations and continue to support schools, non-profits and civic organzations that are the backbone of our community. We offer a full-service book shop with all of the conveniences that you need and the personal service that delivers with the knowledge that without you, we would not be permitted to be part of the vibrant community that makes Clinton, New Jersey and the surrounding are, the gem of Hunterdon Count
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Raconteur Books, New Jersey
  431 Main Street - Metuchen, NJ              
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.
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R.J. Julia Booksellers, Connecticut
  768 Boston Post Rd. - Madison, CT              
Located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut, RJ Julia Booksellers has always been a place of inspiration, information, and excitement.
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.
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Chicklet Books, New Jersey
  301 N. Harrison St. - Princeton, NJ              
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.
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Another Bookstore, Connecticut
  1535 Stanley Street - New Britain, CT              
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!)
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Collected Stories Bookstore, Connecticut
  12 Daniel Street - Milford, CT              
Collected Stories Bookstore specializes in rare and out-of-print books with a specialty in local history, nautical, literature and poetry as well as nature and history.
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Labyrinth Books, Connecticut
  290 York Street - New Haven, CT              
African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology & Archaeology, Architecture & Design, Art, Asian Studies and more.