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My favorite bookstores in New York City

Taschen Store NYC

In my life I’ve never had access to so large amount of beautiful real print materials as I have in NYC. And as designer I can’t pass up beautiful typography, that’s why I buy magazines, newspapers and books for inspiration and texts. In NYC I have around ten favorite spots to shop, some of them are hidden so I’d be happy to share these addresses with you.

У меня в жизни не было доступа к такому большому количеству красивой реальной печатки и, как дизайнер, я не могу пройти мимо красивой типографики и разверстки, потому покупаю много книг, журналов, даже газет. В Нью-Йорке у меня есть с десяток любимых магазинов, некоторые из них не совсем очевидны, потому собрала все в одном месте. Enjoy!

1. Shop book shop
For what: fine and uncommon books & prints, library furniture and fittings.
2 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

2. Dashwood books
For what: rare art photography books and limited edition collections.
33 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

Spoonbill & Sugartown Books

3. Taschen Store
For what: All books of Taschen publisher, from popular series of famous painters like Matisse ($10) and Bruegel ($15) to limited editions of Annie Leibovitz ($2,500), The Rise of David Bowie ($4,000) and The Rolling Stones ($5,000).
107 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012

4. Rizzoli bookstore
For what: books on architecture, interior design, fashion, photography and the fine and applied arts, as well as literature, and foreign language books.
1133 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

Shop book shop

5. McNally Jackson Books
For what: rare magazines, rare art books, Publishing Services (you can print your own book and sell it like independent author) and good coffee.
52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

6. Bookstore in The Museum of Modern Art
For what: the best books of contemporary art and photography. Also a big library on the second floor.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

New Museum Store NYC

7. Mulberry Iconic Magazines
For what: canonical, minimalistic, rare magazines and newspapers about design, fashion, art photography and lifestyle.
188 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

8. Spoonbill & Sugartown Books
For what: popular modern books and rare art books in the most hipster district in NYC.
218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dashwood books

9. The Strand
For what: the whole second floor is about fashion and art books.
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

10. New Museum Store
For what: unique and comprehensive selection of contemporary art books and gifts.
235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Taschen Store NYC

I also can recommend Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for old books&coffee and Books 192 for art books. And of course Barnes & Nobles for bestsellers and cute children’s books. If you have any other suggestions—write in the comments below. And don’t forget to read more about NYC and follow my photos on Instagram. <3

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