Northeast USA Bookstores+

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Montclair Book Center, New Jersey

  221 Glenridge Ave. - Montclair, NJ              
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.
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Midtown Comics, New York State
  200 W. 40th Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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From mainstream titles to alternative press, Midtown offers a huge collection of comics, graphic novels and trade paperbacks for readers of all ages. Browse through an impressive selection of over 500,000 back issues.
It’s not just about comics! You’ll find a vast selection of action figures, statues, movies, books posters and so much more. Courteous and knowledgeable staffers are always on hand to help.
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Labyrinth Books, New York State
  536 West 112 Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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.
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.
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Community Bookstore, New York State
  143 Seventh Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
The online home of one of Brooklyn's Oldest and Most Beloved Independent Bookstores. You can use the "Get Books" section, a fully up-to-date commerce site, to reserve books at the store, order books to be shipped directly from distributors to anyone in the country, or just search around books in print. Want a book about which you can remember only the vaguest details? Don't waste your time searching around fruitlessly.
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Quest Bookshop, New York State
  240 East 53rd Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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.
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.
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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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Written Words Bookstore, Connecticut
  194 Leavenworth Road - Shelton, CT              
Shelton's own independent, community bookstore. A full-service, general bookstore with new books for all ages and interests.
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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.
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Pageant Book & Print Shop, New York State
  Canel Street Sta. - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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.
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Saint Petersburg Trade House, New York State
  230 Brighton Beach Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
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Huge selection of Russian, American and Ukrainian books, CDs, DVDs and souvenirs.
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Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, New York State
  137 E 23rd St - New York, NY              
Shakespeare & Co. has been serving the general public and college students for over 23 years, with 4 locations in the New York City area. Now you can search for and purchase both textbooks and trade books online with our new secure shopping system.
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Argosy Book Store, New York State
  116 East 59th Street - Manhattan - New York, NY              
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80 Years in Business!
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.
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Bookcourt, New York State
  163 Court St - Brooklyn, NY              
All BookCourt Best Sellers — Discounted 20% * All Hardcover Books — Discounted 10% * All Audio Books — Discounted 15% * All Boxed Sets — Discounted 10%
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Academy Records & CDs, New York State
  12 West 18th Street - New York, NY              
We purchase many large collections and always strive to pay the highest price possible for quality merchandise. Rare or unusual titles are always of interest. We deal exclusively in used titles, and do not order titles from the catalogs of record labels, manufacturers, distributors, etc. For more information regarding specific items, please call and ask to speak to one of our courteous and knowledgeable buyers.
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Town Book Store, New Jersey
  270 E. Broad St. - Westfield, NJ              
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.
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On Military Matters, New Jersey
  31 West Broad St - Hopewell, NJ              
Order Department is open Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm. Retail Shop is open Thursdays & Fridays 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm on, other times by chance or appointment. Please keep in mind that if you are driving any distance, call first.
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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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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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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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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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House Of Books, Connecticut
  10 North Main Street - Kent, CT              
A charming, upscale bookshop in a historic building in beautiful Kent. A full selection of books on all subjects.
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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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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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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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New Jersey Books, New Jersey
  59 Market Street - Newark, NJ              
"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."
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Cave Comics, Connecticut
  57 Church Hill Rd. - Newtown, CT              
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.
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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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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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Second Time Books, New Jersey
  123 Creek Road, Store #4 - Mt Laurel, NJ              
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".
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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.