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<p>New York City loves its independent bookstores. It <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/15/nyregion/thecity/15book.html" target="_blank">eulogizes those that have faded</a> and celebrates when new ventures are launched. And while the historic <a href="https://untappedcities.com/2015/08/26/4th-avenue-the-history-of-nycs-book-row/" target="_blank">Book Row may have passed away in the 80s</a>, there are still many indie bookstores dotting the map. Here, I have attempted to collect all of the currently-open general-interest independent booksellers in NYC. Any store with regular-ish hours (excluding religious booksellers and appointment-only rare book sellers) is included.</p>
<p>The listings here are kept up-to-date to the best of my ability; however, I make no promises about either the accuracy or reliability of the information. If you spot an error, or I&apos;ve missed a shop, please let me know by <a href="mailto:delta.mu.alpha@gmail.com" target="_blank">email</a> or <a href="https://www.twitter.com/alazyreader" target="_blank">twitter</a>. Based on the &quot;<a href="https://github.com/jlord/hack-spots" target="_blank">Hack Spots</a>&quot; website by <a href="https://www.twitter.com/jllord" target="_blank">@jllord</a>.</p>
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<td>192 10th Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Aeon Bookstore</td>
<td>151 East Broadway, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Alabaster Bookshop</td>
<td>122 4th Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Albertine Books</td>
<td>972 Fifth Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Archestratus</td>
<td>160 Huron St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Argosy Books</td>
<td>116 East 59th St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Astoria Bookshop</td>
<td>31-29 31st St, Astoria</td>
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<td class="name">Avoid The Day Bookstore &amp; Cafe</td>
<td>99-04 A Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park</td>
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<td class="name">Bankstreet Bookstore</td>
<td>2780 Broadway, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Ben&apos;s Books</td>
<td>145 Ainslie St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Berl&apos;s Brooklyn Poetry Shop</td>
<td>126A Front St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Better Read Than Dead</td>
<td>867 Broadway, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Bluestockings</td>
<td>172 Allen Street, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks</td>
<td>28 East 2nd St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Book Culture</td>
<td>536 W 112th St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Book Culture LIC</td>
<td>26-09 Jackson Ave, Queens</td>
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<td class="name">Book Culture on Broadway</td>
<td>2915 Broadway, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Book Thug Nation</td>
<td>100 North 3rd St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Bookmarc</td>
<td>400 Bleecker St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">BookMark Shoppe</td>
<td>8415 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Bookoff</td>
<td>49 W 45nd St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Books Are Magic</td>
<td>225 Smith St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Books Of Wonder</td>
<td>18 West 18th St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Books Of Wonder (Upper West Side)</td>
<td>217 West 84th St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Boulevard Books</td>
<td>7518 13th Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Bravo&apos;s Book Nook</td>
<td>115 MacDougal St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Cafe con Libros</td>
<td>724 Prospect Place, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Catland</td>
<td>987 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Chartwell Booksellers</td>
<td>55 E 52nd St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Civil Service Book Shop</td>
<td>34 Carmine St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Codex Books</td>
<td>1 Bleecker St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Community Bookstore</td>
<td>143 7th Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Dashwood Books</td>
<td>33 Bond St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Desert Island Comics</td>
<td>540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">East Village Books</td>
<td>99 St. Mark&apos;s Place, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Every Thing Goes Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage</td>
<td>208 Bay St, Staten Island</td>
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<td class="name">Freebird Books</td>
<td>123 Columbia St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Greenlight Bookstore</td>
<td>686 Fulton St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)</td>
<td>632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Here&apos;s A Book Store</td>
<td>1964 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Housing Works Bookstore Caf&#xE9;</td>
<td>126 Crosby St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Human Relations Books</td>
<td>1067 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Idlewild Books</td>
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<td class="name">James Cummins Bookseller</td>
<td>699 Madison Ave, 7th Floor, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Jewel City Books</td>
<td>658 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks</td>
<td>488 Greenwich St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Karma Bookstore</td>
<td>136 East Third St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Kew &amp; Willow Books</td>
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<td class="name">Kinokunya</td>
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<td class="name">Kitchen Arts &amp; Letters</td>
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<td class="name">Logos Bookstore</td>
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<td class="name">Mast Books</td>
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<td class="name">McNally Jackson Books</td>
<td>52 Prince St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">McNally Jackson Books City Point</td>
<td>445 Albee Square W, Unit G112, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">McNally Jackson Books Seaport</td>
<td>4 Fulton St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">McNally Jackson Books Williamsburg</td>
<td>76 North 4th St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Melville House Publishers</td>
<td>46 John St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Mercer Street Books &amp; Records</td>
<td>206 Mercer St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Mil Mundos Books</td>
<td>323 Linden St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Molasses Books</td>
<td>770 Hart St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Namaste Bookshop</td>
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<td class="name">Pioneer Books</td>
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<td class="name">Posman Books Chelsea Market</td>
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<td class="name">Posman Books Rockefeller Center</td>
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<td class="name">PowerHouse Arena</td>
<td>28 Adams St, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">PowerHouse on 8th</td>
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<td class="name">Printed Matter</td>
<td>231 11th Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Printed Matter St. Marks</td>
<td>38 St. Marks Pl, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Quest Bookshop</td>
<td>240 E 53rd St, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Respect For Life Books-N-Things</td>
<td>537 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Revolution Books</td>
<td>437 Malcolm X Blvd, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Rizzoli Bookstore</td>
<td>1133 Broadway, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Shakespeare &amp; Company</td>
<td>939 Lexington Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Shakespeare &amp; Company (Upper West Side)</td>
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<td class="name">Sister&apos;s Uptown Bookstore</td>
<td>1942 Amsterdam Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">Spoonbill &amp; Sugartown, Booksellers</td>
<td>218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Standards Manual</td>
<td>212 Franklin Street, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Strand Bookstore</td>
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<td class="name">Terrace Books</td>
<td>242 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">The Austin Book Shop</td>
<td>104-29 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill</td>
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<td class="name">The Book Cellar</td>
<td>1465 York Ave, New York</td>
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<td class="name">The Center for Fiction</td>
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<td class="name">The Corner Bookstore</td>
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<td class="name">The Lit. Bar</td>
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<td class="name">The Mysterious Bookshop</td>
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<td class="name">Three Lives &amp; Company</td>
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<td class="name">Topos Bookstore Cafe</td>
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<td class="name">Turn The Page... Again</td>
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<td class="name">Unnameable Books</td>
<td>600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn</td>
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<td class="name">Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books</td>
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<td class="name">Ursus Books</td>
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<td class="name">Westsider Rare &amp; Used Books</td>
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<td class="name">Westsider Records</td>
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<td class="name">Word Bookstore</td>
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