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Bauman Rare Books

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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a different kind of retail experience

I met with my brothers and my nephews to visit this bookstore very cool experience shelves of... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Scarsdale, New York

My wanderings took me to Madison Avenue and Bauman Rare Books -- just five minutes, Bob, take a... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
New York City, New York
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19 Apr 2018
“a different kind of retail experience”
17 May 2017
Rare Book Dealer with locations in New York, Las Vegas and Philadelphia specializing in first editions, signed and inscribed books, documents and manuscripts.
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535 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4214
+1 212-751-0011
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I met with my brothers and my nephews to visit this bookstore very cool experience shelves of books, some behind glass There was a First edition Call of the Wild annotated by Jack London for a mere $14000.00 I picked up(not bought) a small book...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wanderings took me to Madison Avenue and Bauman Rare Books -- just five minutes, Bob, take a rest, says I. Two hours later I am still engrossed -- a framed letter from Ben Franklin containing his "B. Free" mark for free postage (and a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This bookstore is not your average bookstore. They have things that bring to mind Indiana Jones saying "it belongs in a museum!". If you have an interest in book collecting or simply want to see some very historic items, you should stop in. The staff...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in "just to browse" and were first overwhelmed by the beauty of the books, then by the prices— several thousand dollars per volume! For serious collectors only, unless you are content to just admire their lovely collection.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Went in to take a peek at the rare books and it really was unbelievable! So many things to see, not just books but papers, notes, letters... I took cataloges home to browse more...

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Bauman consistently delivers the finest bools available at every level of interest. The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable, especially Justin McShea, who is top-notch.

Date of experience: August 2013
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imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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