192 Books

A bright and orderly shop carrying books of many genres, including rare and out-of-print, and hosts group readings, discussions, signings and art exhibitions.

Alabaster Bookshop

A small, independent used bookstore stocking a number of genres including contemporary fiction, mystery titles and rare art and photography books.


French literary culture is the raison d’être for the Payne Whitney mansion’s bookstore. Operated by the French Embassy’s Cultural Services department, the shop contains more than 14,000 French and English titles by authors from 30 French-speaking countries.

Argosy Book Store

This family-owned shop offers antiquarian and out-of-print books, antique maps and historical autographs. Specialties include modern first editions, Americana, autographs and the history of science and medicine.

M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 10 am-5 pm

Summer hours: Closed Sa & Su

AsiaStore at the Asia Society and Museum

Offers a stunning collection of Asian-inspired gift items, including jewelry, books, decorative accessories, housewares, textiles, and novelty items from luxury Asian brands and Asian-American designers.


The British company sells jewelry, home wares, leather bags and a variety of other gifts that demonstrate its commitment to fine craftsmanship and luxury.


This book publisher prides itself on its highly crafted, lavishly illustrated books on various cultural topics, such as fashion, travel, design, photography, religion and art. Located in the Plaza Hotel.


Contemporary baby and toddler clothing—including those from the trendiest designers—toys, books, CDs, DVDs and strollers make this the go-to store for anything kid related. Located at Brookfield Place.

Bank Street Bookstore

A trusted destination for children’s literature, with classic picture books, award-winning titles, toys, games and CDs.

Barnes & Noble

Thousands of titles are presented in a comfortable setting suited for reading and browsing, with events such as lectures by authors and storytelling hours for children. The multi-floor store includes a café offering coffee and refreshments.


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