5 Bookstores I Am Thankful For

This Thanksgiving, Her Campus Pace is trying something new. Every day this week, our ladies will be sharing some of their favorite New York places they’re thankful for. We’re starting the week with five bookstores that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving season because who doesn’t love to curl up with a good book?

1. Bluestockings is an independent bookstore and café. They focus in social justice based literature. The topics range from feminism to environmentalism. They carry fictions, non-fiction, poetry, and sci-fi. Not only do they carry books but also zines, magazines and pins and art made by local artists.

2. Strand is famous for its 18 miles of book. Strand has a selection of new, used, rare and out-of-print books. Being that the store sells mostly used books, this is the perfect place to get a good deal on books that are in great quality. Their rare bookroom is a beautiful place and filled with some wonderful items. Strand also is a great place to sell your books.

3. McNally Jackson Books is famous for their Espresso Book Machine where you can publish your own works. They also boast a great selection of coffee. They have a great selection of books, magazines and stationary.

​4. Housing Works is another great option if you’re in the market for used books. The whole store is run by volunteers.  All merchandise is donated and the café is wonderful. All profits go to Housing Works Community Healthcare. So not only can you get a great book and meet with some friends but you can make a difference while doing it.

5. 192 Books sits in Chelsea. Super tiny and well lit, 192 Books fits well in its neighborhood. They carry fiction, art and photography, history and biography, natural history and science and translations. They hold weekly story hours fro children. They also frequently hold readings with distinguished writers.