Westsider Rare and Used Books

Manhattan – Upper West Side

Westsider Rare and Used Books

2246 Broadway between 80th and 81st Sts
Manhattan, NY

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Time Out NY For a neighborhood inhabited by literary and cultural types, the UWS south of Columbia has surprisingly few good comfy used bookstores with knowledgeable staff. Westsider tries to fill the void with a store that covers all the used-bookstore bases. It's cozy, with floor-to-ceiling shelves, a stairway up to a lofty second floor and narrow spaces for biblio-treasure-hunting. You can get a first-edition copy of Lolita if you feel like shelling out $4,200, but treasures also come in cheaper packages--some vintage Nancy Drew (starting at $1) can turn a video game kid into a bookworm in seconds.

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