116 E 59th St, New York
Ohh my goodness, how much I adored this place!! Argosy Book Store was founded way back in 1925, making it the city’s oldest independent bookstore. As they say on their website, they have so many books they literally fill a 6-storey building, which is no mean feat in New York City! They specialise in books of the antiquarian and out-of-print varieties, and their store is like walking into the most perfect, old, well loved library where you can actually take the books home to keep! I picked up a few books, a gorgeous old copy of My Fair Lady for my sister and A Treasury of Great Mysteries for myself, and would have purchased quite a few more if my poor suitcase could have managed! The prices were fantastic, the range better than you could possibly imagine – it’s somewhere every bibliophile should visit in New York!