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Corner Bookstore

Upper East Side
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Address: 1313 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1301
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+1 212-831-3554
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:30 - 18:00

Come in, browse, read and search for the latest fiction best-seller or...

Come in, browse, read and search for the latest fiction best-seller or special-interest reference at this neighborhood bookstore.

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Books, Books, Books

My daughter and I were walking through the neighborhood and stopped in. We had a ball and we each picked out one book, which was difficult.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
Hope B
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My daughter and I were walking through the neighborhood and stopped in. We had a ball and we each picked out one book, which was difficult.

Thank Hope B
Durham, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was doing a bookshop tour of the Upper East Side and the Corner Bookstore was a highlight of the trip. It was a pleasant space with friendly and informed staffers, and a great selection of titles for a small space. Highlights included a wide travel selection, a foods section focusing on NYC, and a huge selection of books for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

There are so few of these neighborhood bookstores still in New York City that I stop by from time to time to break the Amazon habit and by a few books to help keep this one alive. If you pass by, please do the same.

1 Thank robcurtross
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A wonderful place to pick up recent literary and nonfiction as well as classics. Extremely well-curated children's section (no trash). Helpful folks at desk.

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Lovely bookshop near Central Park. We just found it while wandering around. The display of books was very tempting and I saw a book I was interested in. Despite the fact that it was 6.00 and the bookshop was just about to start a reading/signing event they were kind enough to look for the book and then, as it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is a delightful, small, but well stocked book shop, in the Carnegie Hill area of New York City. Located on Madison Avenue on the corner of 93rd Street, this shop manages to enchant with its diverse selection of books. Unlike the cavernous, anonymous and impersonal book stores that one finds throughout Manhattan, here the two young men who run... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

Small bookshop but you'll find the latest releases there, as well as a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books, for adults and children alike. Plus, the guys are cool.

Thank Ju L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

Intimate Upper East Side book store, a nostalgic alternative to franchise stores. Absent is the ubiquitous marketing of ordinary books and the sense that an essential condition of buying books is the aroma of coffee beans. Absent too is the notion of organizing the stock according to any of the popular systems (not by author, genre, or title as far... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

My boyfriend LOVES books, so we had to stop into the Corner Bookstore when we were walking around the upper east side. The store is small, but has a decent selection. The staff was knowledgeable and was able to point my boyfriend towards several interesting books. Oh, and did I mention that they have a super friendly gray and white... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Very nice bookstore. Very nice staff. Very cool cat appears to be the mascot.

Thank loveNY2009

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