Argosy Books, New York City

4.6
The Argosy Book Store is New York City’s oldest independent bookstore.

Located at 116 East 59th Street in Midtown Manhattan, it occupies an entire

six-story townhouse with various sales floors specializing in first editions,

Americana, leather bindings, antique maps and prints, and autographs.

The store, also noted for a wide selection of bargain books, has its own

framing and shipping departments and owns a large warehouse in Brooklyn.
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  • This store is full to overflowing with beautiful books and prints. My friend and I struggled to tear ourselves away!  more »
  • Quaint antique bookstore with a lot of great finds! Very knowledgeable staff to help you locate just what your searching for!  more »
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  • Courteous, knowledgeable staff. Remarkable array of collectibles. Many affordable items at arm’s reach, along with the big-buck rarities. Map room (2nd floor) has thousands of loose maps organized by region. Some the framed ones are museum-worthy. Don’t miss the funky elevator ride. Oh, and the outdoor table? $3 poetry.
  • I love local bookstores. I love them even more when they are open until 10pm!!! I stopped in here after dinner with a friend and completely fell in love with several books. It is smallish but there is a great selection. I was blown away but the diversity of books there. Bonus....everything was very reasonably priced!

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