Need to find the latest Pulitzer Prize–winning play or that obscure crime novel your aunt recommended? You know you can find it in New York, but where? Well, here's a handy list for everyone from literary fetishists in search of the latest in design books to scholars seeking key feminist studies.
Best specialty bookstores in New York City
These bookstores represent some of the best places to geek out over specific literary interests
Comics devotees and newbies alike will feel at home among Bergen Street's easy-to-browse display tables and oak racks. That level of care extends to the wares too, which are expertly selected and arranged, highlighting both highbrow graphic novels and classic superhero strips.
Sparsely furnished with vintage furniture (including a row of old theater seats), this pleasant shop covers both stage and screen. So, not only will you find plays, libretti, thespian biographies and tomes on acting technique, but also guides to writing screenplays, and scripts of current films.