It’s a good thing this famed shop is open daily until 10:30pm; you’ll need the extra time to comb through hundreds of new and used books, as well as cool, lit-nerd–friendly gifts. Stock up on affordable presents such as a tin of Wild & Wolf coasters fashioned after Scrabble pieces ($19) and Cavallini journals ($11–$15) with vintage NYC pics on the cover. The shop’s “Author’s Bookshelf” program includes selections personally curated by notable authors and artists. • Mon–Sat 9:30am–10:30pm, Sun 11am–10:30pm.
If you can’t take time out of your workday to find holiday gifts, head to one of these New York City gift shops, which either open early or have extended hours in the evening. You’ll find unique gift ideas at shops like the Strand, Pearl River Mart and the MoMA Design Store.
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