St. Mark's Bookshop

Row 1

136 E 3rd St (at Ave A)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-7853
Bookstore, College Bookstore
Mon–Thu: 10:30 AM–7:30 PM Fri: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • lovely alternative to the more crowded bookshops in the city and open till midnight.
  • My fave NYC bookshop. Quiet, cool and vast.
  • One of my favorites. You'll find great art/design books here.
  • buy something here you would have bought at barnes & noble
  • Recommended by Travel Channel host, Anthony Bourdain he describes it as odd-ball, off the wall, hipster & obscure.
  • Place to pick up latest small press magazines, zines & books. Spare the staff your engagement & stories & head for the extensive sale section in back.
  • Nice bookshop but the music can be annoying sometimes. A little bit hipsterish
  • The owners took advantage of every square inch of its smaller digs, covering the walls in shelving to bring customers the great selection they've come to expect from the 38-year-old store.
  • Terrific curation of art theory, fiction, politics, philosophy and more! Fought off closure!
  • When I was in college, I spent countless hours holed up in this charming bookshop just off St. Marks; its fairly small, tastefully curated, and the staff picks never disappoint.
  • A neighborhood gem -- open 'til midnight most nights! Great selection of art books and periodicals, as well as new releases.
  • Grab a book to read in Tompkins Square Park. And since you're so close, head around the corner to Sunrise Mart for a bento box and kimchi picnic to-go.
  • No public restroom >:E
  • Buy books!
  • Go to this spot for a quiet afternoon of uninterrupted reading.
  • Love the layout of the store. Perfect for discovering new books
  • They moved to E3 st.
  • This bookshop is unabashedly academic: They even publish their own list of one-hundred books to augment the Modern Library List of 100 Best English Novels of the 20th Century.
  • Great browsable bookshop. Lots of NYC nonfiction and fiction, I always stop in when I'm near st marks.
  • Wish the bookstore be bigger.