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No chain bookstores?

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No chain bookstores?

Are there any left?

I just remeber the little bookstore in "E-Mail for you" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan....

Thanks,Q.

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1. Re: No chain bookstores?

Do you mean non-chain bookstores?

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2. Re: No chain bookstores?

of course there are both; chains and independent stores. We even have travel specific book stores, etc.

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3. Re: No chain bookstores?

Ofcourse. Starting with the world famous Strand.

http://www.strandbooks.com/

http://www.ibnyc.org/the-list

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4. Re: No chain bookstores?

Yes, there are non chain stores. Here is a partial listing. I'm sure there are many more. Some may be closed by now.

http://www.ny.com/shopping/bookstores/

Edited: 03 March 2010, 17:15
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5. Re: No chain bookstores?

Thank you, great!!

Q.

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6. Re: No chain bookstores?

In addition to the Strand, some of our favorites include

Three Lives:

http://www.threelives.com/

St. Mark's:

http://www.stmarksbookshop.com/

Idlewild (travel books):

http://www.idlewildbooks.com/

McNally Jackson:

http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/

192:

http://www.192books.com/

Posman:

http://www.posmanbooks.com/site/

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7. Re: No chain bookstores?

I like Bluestockings:

http://bluestockings.com/

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8. Re: No chain bookstores?

Favorite Food bookshop in the City

http://kitchenartsandletters.com/

My favorite Travel Bookstore

http://www.ctrarebooks.com/

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9. Re: No chain bookstores?

And, of course, the bookstore in "you've got mail" never existed. The old barney's store on 7th ave amd 17th St (now the rubin museum) is the location.

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10. Re: No chain bookstores?

Crime / murder mystery bookstores:

mysterynet.com/bookstores/directory/new_york/