St. Mark's Bookshop

★★★★★
  • 136 E 3rd St

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-260-7853

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Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm

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Great their selections! I certainly love to recommend this place to my fellow bookworms out there, and be part of a great place and community of art lovers.

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Great their selections! I certainly love to recommend this place to my fellow bookworms out there, and be part of a great place and community of art lovers.

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I discovered this place a while back and been going here for a year now. I still love the variety of genre that they sell here. This will be my gateway to more reading.

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I discovered this place a while back and been going here for a year now. I still love the variety of genre that they sell here. This will be my gateway to more reading.

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The St Mark's Bookshop is a great escape from the conventional Barnes&Noble and border's stores. This Shop in Downtown Manhattan has been around for more than 30 years and has a more sophisticated feel to it. You will find a great variety of books and many eccentric writings. You will find many works that the major bookstores do no offer.
A few shelves are packed with books about art and many poetic writings. They have a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as journals and periodicals for research.

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★★★★☆

The St Mark's Bookshop is a great escape from the conventional Barnes&Noble and border's stores. This Shop in Downtown Manhattan has been around for more than 30 years and has a more sophisticated feel to it. You will find a great variety of books and many eccentric writings. You will find many works that the major bookstores do no offer.
A few shelves are packed with books about art and many poetic writings. They have a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as journals and periodicals for research.

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The St Mark's Bookshop is a great escape from the conventional Barnes&Noble and border's stores. This Shop in Downtown Manhattan has been around for more than 30 years and has a more sophisticated feel to it. You will find a great variety

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The St Mark's Bookshop is a great escape from the conventional Barnes&Noble and border's stores. This Shop in Downtown Manhattan has been around for more than 30 years and has a more sophisticated feel to it. You will find a great variety

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I think of St. Marks Bookshop as one of the more intellectual and artsy bookstores in town. It's been around for more than 30 years for lots of good reasons. The first has got to be their distinguished collection of books and both national and international journals and periodicals. If you're looking for indie fiction and nonfiction (including poetry), this is your go-to spot. Same if you're looking for outstanding books and periodicals on women's studies, film studies and graphic design. Best sellers are not their forte, although you can find them if that's really what you're looking for.

I'm sure a second reason for the success of this shop is the knowledgeable staff and helpful layout of the store. If you're looking for something specific it won't be hard to find. If they haven't got what you're looking for, they'll of course order it.

Third reason: great hours, they're open until midnight every day of the week. Related to this, a fourth reason: it's a great place to spend part or even all of an evening, especially if you're not into the bar or club scene. You can enjoy excellent browsing for a good hour or two, certainly. And you'll always find very interesting people in the shop with you. People are generally there for the same reason you are, so commonality of interest is a plus.They're smart, like you are. And you'll always meet at least a "character" or two every time you go there. Not that St. Marks Bookshop is a meat market or chat room, mind you. It's simply that in addition to great books and magazines, you'll find great people! Definitely worth the trip even if you're not otherwise in the area.

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★★★★★

I think of St. Marks Bookshop as one of the more intellectual and artsy bookstores in town. It's been around for more than 30 years for lots of good reasons. The first has got to be their distinguished collection of books and both national and international journals and periodicals. If you're looking for indie fiction and nonfiction (including poetry), this is your go-to spot. Same if you're looking for outstanding books and periodicals on women's studies, film studies and graphic design. Best sellers are not their forte, although you can find them if that's really what you're looking for.

I'm sure a second reason for the success of this shop is the knowledgeable staff and helpful layout of the store. If you're looking for something specific it won't be hard to find. If they haven't got what you're looking for, they'll of course order it.

Third reason: great hours, they're open until midnight every day of the week. Related to this, a fourth reason: it's a great place to spend part or even all of an evening, especially if you're not into the bar or club scene. You can enjoy excellent browsing for a good hour or two, certainly. And you'll always find very interesting people in the shop with you. People are generally there for the same reason you are, so commonality of interest is a plus.They're smart, like you are. And you'll always meet at least a "character" or two every time you go there. Not that St. Marks Bookshop is a meat market or chat room, mind you. It's simply that in addition to great books and magazines, you'll find great people! Definitely worth the trip even if you're not otherwise in the area.

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I think of St. Marks Bookshop as one of the more intellectual and artsy bookstores in town. It's been around for more than 30 years for lots of good reasons. The first has got to be their distinguished collection of books and both

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I think of St. Marks Bookshop as one of the more intellectual and artsy bookstores in town. It's been around for more than 30 years for lots of good reasons. The first has got to be their distinguished collection of books and both

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My professor has a fondness for choosing the most obscure books known to man and then expecting us to find them in short periods of time. I had been unable to buy Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation online. I was really surprised (not to mention panicked) when I realized this morning that I'm supposed to have the book read for tomorrow's class. After calling every Barnes and Noble in the city, not to mention the Strand, Strand Annex, Three Lives..the list goes on..I was giving up hope. And then St. Marks had it. AND, to top it all off, they're open until midnight, which is great because I have work until ten. Friendly service, as well.

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My professor has a fondness for choosing the most obscure books known to man and then expecting us to find them in short periods of time. I had been unable to buy Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation online. I was really surprised (not to mention panicked) when I realized this morning that I'm supposed to have the book read for tomorrow's class. After calling every Barnes and Noble in the city, not to mention the Strand, Strand Annex, Three Lives..the list goes on..I was giving up hope. And then St. Marks had it. AND, to top it all off, they're open until midnight, which is great because I have work until ten. Friendly service, as well.

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It took me about fifteen minutes of standing around before I could find a staff that would help me out. I guess they had better things to do. I love reading books, so I asked them to help me find bestsellers, and that took another 10 mintues, but they found some interesting books and I enjoy reading them. Good Selection.

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★★★★☆

It took me about fifteen minutes of standing around before I could find a staff that would help me out. I guess they had better things to do. I love reading books, so I asked them to help me find bestsellers, and that took another 10 mintues, but they found some interesting books and I enjoy reading them. Good Selection.

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I love the warm environment in this bookshop. The books are arrganged very neatly along the bookshelves for easy looking. The staff know exactly where all the books are and how much they cost. There is always a top booksellers list that I can refer to in the shop so I know what I should buy.

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★★★★★

I love the warm environment in this bookshop. The books are arrganged very neatly along the bookshelves for easy looking. The staff know exactly where all the books are and how much they cost. There is always a top booksellers list that I can refer to in the shop so I know what I should buy.

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You can spend as much time as you need searching and browsing in here - and the employees are a great help. It's not as big as other huge bookstores in the city, but it's pretty great for its size.

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You can spend as much time as you need searching and browsing in here - and the employees are a great help. It's not as big as other huge bookstores in the city, but it's pretty great for its size.

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I love all bookstores but this is one of my favorites. I love the atmosphere of this place. There's no salesperson trying to rush you out the door - they don't seem to mind if you wander the aisles and just admire their large selection. I think you'd be hard pressed to look for a book that St.Marks doesn't have but if you do find one they don't have available, they will special order it for you. The staff is very friendly but they don't hover like they do in some stores making for a much more enjoyable experience.

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I love all bookstores but this is one of my favorites. I love the atmosphere of this place. There's no salesperson trying to rush you out the door - they don't seem to mind if you wander the aisles and just admire their large selection. I think you'd be hard pressed to look for a book that St.Marks doesn't have but if you do find one they don't have available, they will special order it for you. The staff is very friendly but they don't hover like they do in some stores making for a much more enjoyable experience.

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I could spend hours wandering and looking through the shelves here. Book after book, it's just a great place. And if you need a gift for that hard to buy for person, you'll find it here!

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I could spend hours wandering and looking through the shelves here. Book after book, it's just a great place. And if you need a gift for that hard to buy for person, you'll find it here!

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if you're like me, you may feel like that one twilight episode where the guy only wants to read and then the world ends and he survives and can finally read everything he wants to forever, when you enter or even pass by this shop. they have so many titles just in the window display that i want to read that i have to hand it to them. they have sections for film theory, music history, etc. they're all new books going for retail but i think there's a sale tabe in the back

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★★★★★

if you're like me, you may feel like that one twilight episode where the guy only wants to read and then the world ends and he survives and can finally read everything he wants to forever, when you enter or even pass by this shop. they have so many titles just in the window display that i want to read that i have to hand it to them. they have sections for film theory, music history, etc. they're all new books going for retail but i think there's a sale tabe in the back

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