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Vintage New York....and great old book & map & print store

If you like old book stores this is a must visit place in Mid-Town Manhattan. Beyond books it has... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Joseph M
East Sandwich, United States
Not flashy but still interesting

We stopped in for a few minutes while strolling from the subway station toward 5th Ave. The sign... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Centralia, Pennsylvania
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116 E 59th St, New York City, NY 10022-1395
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A unique find! Many signed prints, photos, and books. We mistakenly thought they would have a blend of newer books as well as older and out of print books. Our visit offered a curious look into a collection of many old literary works and quite...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

If you like old book stores this is a must visit place in Mid-Town Manhattan. Beyond books it has an amazing old map and old print section on the second floor. It is amazing a store like this still survives in NYC or is that...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped in for a few minutes while strolling from the subway station toward 5th Ave. The sign says 'oldest bookstore in NYC', so we figured it was worth a visit. To our surprise it wasn't just a used bookstore - there were lots of...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

That Argosy Books still survives in its current location borders on a miracle. I have been going there for many years and can spend hours browsing the rare books section or - still better - the rare maps section upstairs. I have found 17th century...More

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best book stores in this country. Been going here for more than 30 years. They have unusual and classic items. Great for gifts. With knowledgeable staff to help. Try it for yourself.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I used to visit as a scruffy teenager on my way home from school on the lower East Side loving the maps the rare books and the incredible atmosphere of the place. Its staff weren't so much sales assistants as curators of a varied and...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Book stores attract me, and Argosy Books is no exception. I spent a few minutes there last week, just exploring. The map section upstairs was irresistible -- beautiful images, searching for the perfect match for my new apartment. Did I write "minutes"? Change that to...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Yesterday I wandered to 59th Street off Park Avenue, near my home, to look at Maps. This is the most untapped area of the art market thatI know of and , the biggest secret. They don't cost a fortune and the are magnificent looking, Regal...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Neat store selling used books, vintage maps and photos, and rare publications. Helpful and attentive staff.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I had a few days in NY at the end of December and I found Argosy Books while doing a local search. I absolutely love this store and I could spend hours browsing the volumes. They have a very nice inventory of rare prints and...More

Thank Jay C
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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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