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  • Opened in 2003, this bookstore in Chelsea also has exhibits and hosts readings, signings, and discussions.
  • An online bookseller committed to serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
  • An independent site which searches and compares all major online bookstores. New used and rare searches are possible.
  • "World's largest network of independent booksellers".
  • The best of African publishing - over 1,400 titles immediately available from UK warehouse.
  • Shop the inventory of thousands of booksellers from one secure and reliable source.
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  • Since July 1995 Amazon has been selling books music videos and other products. This site contains links to Amazon's international sites.
  • This site includes several services for those who collect or conduct research through old and rare books. It includes a search engine of book auctions which enables users to search listings from over 80 worldwide auction houses with one search.
  • Links to online book dealers, searchable by specialty or location. Includes online catalog of available antiquarian books.
  • Books for and about children, and numerous resources for parents and teachers. At Broadway and 112th.
  • The premier online marketplace for buying and selling used, rare, and out-of-print books. You can also search their network of independent bookstores.
  • Blackwell's Bookshops is a group of over 80 academic, professional and specialist bookshops based on university campuses and high street locations throughout the UK.
  • This self-proclaimed radical bookstore in the Lower East Side is also an activist center and fair trade cafe.
  • A general independent bookstore in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, this store has a commitment to Brooklyn authors and hosts a reading series.
  • New York City's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, specializing in children's literature both new and old.
  • Independent bookstores for independent minds. . .online. Links to independent bookseller websites. Contains news about local authors, store events, and staff recommendations.
  • The online catalog for examination preparation guides from the National Learning Corporation. Includes civil service exams, aptitude tests, armed forces tests, and high school and college equivalency.
  • An online Spanish language bookstore.
  • Have a layover at Port Authority Bus Terminal? Drop by the Drama Book Shop, only a block away. Your source for materials on all aspects of the performing arts since 1917.
  • This store located near Union Square carries a wide range of current titles, Manga, graphic novels and toys.
  • This Columbia Heights/Red Hook, Brooklyn neighborhood used book store also sells wine, beer, coffee, tea, and corn dogs!
  • Located in Rockefeller Center, this bookstore has maps, dictionaries, adult and children's books in French, Spanish, and German.
  • An online bookshop featuring the best new books for the scholarly avant-garde and other theoretically-minded readers.
  • A longtime champion of experimental and controversial literature. (A Finnegan's Wake reading group meets on the premises.)
  • Find half-priced used books and textbooks from Ebay's online bookstore.
  • Magazines, newspapers, and books in Hindi, Gujrati, Bengali, Telegu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Urdu.
  • This Soho store's appealing physical space includes spiral staircases and mahogany balconies, and all of the stores profits go towards programs for homeless people with HIV/AIDS.
  • One of the nation's largest retailers in African-American titles, recently opened its new store in Harlem.
  • With locations in Manhattan and Staten Island, Jim Hanley's carries a wide range of current titles, back issues and related merchandise.
  • A Japanese-language bookstore at a convenient midtown location. Also carries books in English on Japanese history and culture, the Japanese language, martial arts, and other subjects.
  • Near Columbia University, specializing in scholarly and university press books.
  • The oldest and largest Spanish-language bookstore in the United States.
  • Featuring books from the NYPL's own publication division New York books and gifts children's books and toys jewelry, novelties and lots more.
  • This general bookstore in Nolita comes equipped with a tea house and an active events calendar.
  • "We enjoy tracking down, buying and selling interesting, esoteric and weird books."
  • Located in Times Square and Grand Central, these spacious stores carry a large collection of current titles, back issues, trade paperbacks and toys.
  • Specializing in mystery, crime, suspense, espionage, and detective fiction, from their W 56th St. location.
  • The world's oldest gay and lesbian bookstore has been serving the West Village since 1967.
  • This Brooklyn bookstore has books in Polish and to learn Polish.
  • Shop the world's largest independent used and new bookstore.
  • Specializing in rare books and manuscripts on Spain and Portugal, as well as recently published titles from Portugal.
  • Located in the heart of Manhattan, this bookstore and publishing house offers a beautiful setting and titles in the categories of architecture, art, fashion, interior design, and photography.
  • An independent bookstore with six locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • Only wholesaler in the country devoted exclusively to independently-produced literature. Includes searchable catalog, ordering, links to booksellers' resources, and "Librarians Online" newsletter.
  • Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this store "specializes in Used, Rare and New books on Contemporary Art, Architecture and various Design fields, with an emphasis on Imported or hard-to-find."
  • This East Village store is the place to go for cultural theory, poetry and small press titles, graphic design, and film studies.
  • With locations in the East Village and Brooklyn, this store sells current titles, back issues, trade paperbacks and collectibles.
  • Shop online or at the convenient 2nd Avenue location for Armenian books. The store is part of St. Vartan's Church.
  • A New York fixture since 1927, featuring rare books, collectibles, and new titles at great prices.
  • A Greenwich Village shop where the staff is well-read and the environment encourages discourse.
  • This small shop on Carmine Street sells remaindered books with a focus on politics, philosophy and art.

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