Holiday Art Book Shopping

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday December 22, 2011

New York’s independent booksellers offer shelter from the storm of holiday shopping and plenty of eye candy in the form of illustrated books, photo books, prints and objects. DART’s short list of the best follows. 



Dashwood Books (above), 33 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette, NY, NY.

Clic Bookstore & Gallery, 3 locations: 255 Centre Street, 424 Broome, 189 Lafayette Street, NY, NY.

Printed Matter, Inc., 195 10th Avenue, NY, NY.

192 Books, 192 10th Avenue at 21st Street, NY, NY.

Bookmarc, 400 Bleecker Street, at 11th Street, NY, NY.

New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery, opposite Prince Street, NY, NY.

St. Mark's Bookshop, 31 Third Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets, NY, NY.

McNally Robinson, 52 Prince Street, between Lafayette and Mulberry Streets, NY, NY.

The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway and 12th Streets, NY, NY

Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, at four locations, NY, NY.

Forbidden Planet, 840 Broadway, at 13th Street, NY, NY.

The Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY.

Aperture Book Store and Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY.

Opening Ceremony at the Act Hotel, 1190-1192 Broadway, at 29th Street, NY, NY.


Printed Matter, in Chelsea. Photos: Peggy Roalf


MoMA Store, 11 West 53rd Street, NY, NY.

Museum of Arts & Design Store, 2 Columbus Circle, NY, NY.

The Phillips de Pury Company Shop, 450 Park Avenue, at 57th Street, NY, NY.

Argosy Book Store, 116 East 59th Street, NY, NY.

International Center of Photography Bookstore, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY.

Rizzoli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street, NY, NY.

Ursus Books & Prints, 699 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, NY, NY.

Whitney Museum Bookstore, 945 Madison Avenue, NY, NY.

Gagosian Shop on Madison Avenue recently closed, but offers items online.

Archivia Books, 993 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

Museum of the City of New York Store, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, NY, NY.

Brooklyn & Queens

Artbook@MoMA PS 1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

Spoonbill & Sugartown, 218 Bedford Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.

Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland), Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY.



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