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B&N New York 5° Avenue

It really is one of my favorite foreign bookstores. It is a nice place to dive titles and... read more

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This is an amazing bookstore. I received amazing service from staff who went out of their way to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Fiona H
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33 E 17th St, Union Square, New York City, NY 10003-2005
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+1 212-253-0810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It really is one of my favorite foreign bookstores. It is a nice place to dive titles and authors. The 1st floor confectionery is ideal for a break and a good tea or coffee to shorten the walks around New York

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Went back to visit and old friend and B & N. Lack of cleanliness was an issue. Café was dirty and staff was inattentive. Seemed like no one cared about presentation or service. Will not return

Thank R2012AMmichaels
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is an amazing bookstore. I received amazing service from staff who went out of their way to help me find the book that I was after.

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

In an age where everything is becoming digital I still love parchment and ink. There is a book for every taste here, and even a good range of signed books. My daughter found some books and my son found some toys. The best thing was...More

Thank Wei C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Sitting in Barnes and Noble you get a taste of the world. You have people from everywhere dropping in socializing with friends, grabbing a good book, studying with classmates etc. And I get the feeling that these are people who enjoy life...I love being among...More

Thank Darshll
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Thanks to amazon, barnes & noble is becoming a dinosaur. I still like to go to physical bookstores for my books though. There's another store on 5th avenue. I suppose there were scores or dozens in NY in the past

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Probably better than the nearby Strand Books for best sellers and new releases, it has a huge range of both fiction and non fiction and good regular author nights. Easy to relax here and wile away an hour or two. You'd be hard pressed not...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 7 April 2018

ive never been to a barnes and noble so i was amazed when i entered it. if youre looking for books and big discounts this is it

Thank sheymoure
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This Barnes and Noble book store is housed in a lovely building and has a huge selection for all. We always find a book when we stop by.

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Came back after close to 20 years. The vibe of the place has not changed! This is an amazing bookstore! Just to peruse and even just to absorb the atmosphere is worth a visit.

Thank Great_Oren
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