November 28, 2023
Algin’s Guide to The Best Bookstores in NYC__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to The Best Bookstores in NYC
As the late autumn weather brings a refreshing chill to the air, there’s no better time to lose yourself in the pages of a book. Here, we cast a spotlight on four local bookstores located just moments away from Algin Management’s no-fee apartments throughout NYC.
McNally Jackson Books | 134 Prince St
McNally Jackson Books in SoHo is the perfect place to indulge your literary cravings this fall. Let yourself get lost in their extensive collection ranging from the current to esoteric. With so many topics covered—art, film, fiction, and more—you’re guaranteed to find something surprising. You’ll also find a wide selection of planners, journals, and the latest magazines across various genres. Prices are reasonable, especially in their sale section, and you can refuel in their cozy on-site cafe.
The Strand Bookstore | 828 Broadway
This iconic NYC shop is home to 18 miles of books, stacked ceiling-high in towering, labyrinthine shelves. Book lovers agree—you haven’t truly experienced New York’s literary spirit until you’ve visited The Strand.
Argosy Book Store | 116 E 59th St
Step inside Argosy’s historic walls and marvel at the ambiance and décor that complement the eclectic and extensive collection of antique books, maps, and prints. Spend an hour happily combing through their selection of dusty hardcovers and paperbacks. Argosy’s knowledgeable staff maintains the inventory in pristine condition—everything clean and orderly. Argosy’s antique books also make for one-of-a-kind gifts. While the rarity of its inventory is reflected in the pricing, the experience of exploring Argosy’s treasures is priceless. There’s even a floor dedicated to newer books across categories to suit all interests.
Shakespeare & Co | 939 Lexington Ave (UES) + 2020 Broadway (UWS)
Not to be confused with Paris’s famous Shakespeare and Company, but still an icon. The aroma of fresh coffee, books and wood welcomes you inside where helpful staff tend to their literary offerings. Need art supplies or comic books? They also have you covered. Make time to chat with the knowledgeable staff at Shakespeare & Co. Their personalized recommendations will help you discover your next great read.
Residents of Algin Management’s no-fee New York City apartments can explore these cozy literary havens situated just around the corner. Contact our team today to learn more about life with Algin and see what new exciting stories await you.