They've been at it for more than 30 years, so they obviously know what they're doing. The Downcity staple has a ridiculous breadth of titles, from (as featured on the website as we type) The Tin Woodman of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1918, $30) to Something About Cats and Other Pieces, by H.P. Lovecraft (1949, $325) to Historic Highway Bridges of Rhod...
Labeling Lawn Gnome Publishing a used bookstore is almost unfair, because it's so much more. The brainchild of Aaron Hopkins-Johnson has hosted poetry readings, lectures series, musical performances, zine fests, and an assortment of other events since it opened its doors in February 2012. Located in a small house in the heart of the Roosevelt di...
Look, there are some dusty-ass old bookstores out there — and that's cool. But they've usually got 35 copies of Dan Brown's semi-literate diarrhea crammed among shelves overflowing with bedbug-infested copies of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The bookstores that will carry book lovers through the death of functional paper, however, will be places ...
Only slightly more bookstore than bar, and only slightly more bar than community space, this Bushwick storefront caters to the neighborhood. In the middle of an otherwise residential block, Molasses Books is hot on the salon scene for lit-minded folk. Owner Matthew Winn has curated a small but choice collection of classic titles and vintage edit...
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