Independent Booksellers of New York City

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NYC Indie Bookstore Handsell

It’s hump day! Are you enjoying Independent Bookstore Week NYC? How are you supporting your favorite indie? Have you attended an event? Maybe snapped some photos for the scavenger hunt? Stopped by Bonnie’s for some cookies? No matter what you do this week to show some indie love, we thank you for your support.

And we offer up some book recommendations in return (that IS what it’s all about, right?) Yesterday a number of NYC indie booksellers shared their preferred picks on the airwaves and online – here’s a recap:

Marva Allen (of Hue-Man Bookstore), Sarah McNally (of McNally Jackson Books), and Christine Onorati (of WORD) talked about indie bookstores and their favorite titles on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. You can listen to the segment and see a list of all the books they suggested.

In the comments section on the radio show, it was nice to see listeners write about their favorite indies — at least 20 different NYC independent bookstores were mentioned! (They also praised some great indies elsewhere in NY state and beyond.)

Another list of recommendations from indie bookstores popped up over at, where booksellers and customers from Greenlight Bookstore (in Ft. Greene) and WORD (in Greenpoint) shared their favorite titles: What’s on Brooklyn’s Nightstand? Their picks include fiction, non-fiction, comics and a kid’s title too!

What have indie booksellers or shoppers been recommending to you? Let us know in the comments.


Written by ibnyc

November 18, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in News

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