St. Mark's Bookshop

Business Type: Bookstore

31 3rd Avenue
New York, New York 10003

Phone: (212) 260-7853


Est. 1977 in New York's East Village. An independent store for independent minds. We feature small press poetry and literature, cutting edge graphic design, cultural and critical theory. Open nightly to midnight. International mail orders welcome.

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gavingrant's picture

St. Mark's Bookshop is a

St. Mark's Bookshop is a must in any trip to NYC. Their front table of art books is worth coming in the door, they have a very deep lit journal and magazine section, and their selections throughout the store are obviously chosen with care.

Also, above the store is a great Japanese grocery, so pick up some Pocky afterward.

And, of course, another point in their favor: they carry our zine, LCRW!


lindgren51's picture

St. Mark's Bookshop, Inc.

Venerable indie bookstore founded in 1977 is still one of the best of its kind in the world. A small space but elegantly laid out and brimming with poetry, fiction, indie press offerings, obscure magazines, titles on pop culture, philosophy, critical theory, and so on. Hand-selected titles on display in front give a taste of the store's philosophy: lots of graphic design, street art, and literary periodicals. Funky-cool intersection of downtown aesthetic and highbrow culture. The staff are predictably a bit on the sniffy side but not intolerably so. The Mikeroscope and friends like to stop here and browse, late, before heading to Veselka and the Village.

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