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My wanderings took me to Madison Avenue and Bauman Rare Books -- just five minutes, Bob, take a rest, says I.
Two hours later I am still engrossed -- a framed letter from Ben Franklin containing his "B. Free" mark for free postage (and a...More
This bookstore is not your average bookstore. They have things that bring to mind Indiana Jones saying "it belongs in a museum!". If you have an interest in book collecting or simply want to see some very historic items, you should stop in. The staff...More
We stopped in "just to browse" and were first overwhelmed by the beauty of the books, then by the prices— several thousand dollars per volume! For serious collectors only, unless you are content to just admire their lovely collection.
Bauman consistently delivers the finest bools available at every level of interest. The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable, especially Justin McShea, who is top-notch.
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.