Used bookstore in New York City (Manhattan). We buy (and sell) scholarly libraries, including art and photography books, buyback textbooks, philosophy and math, and more.
Current edition textbooks, music, Greek and Latin, any scholarly subject. Religion, occult, esoterica, new age, counter-culture, science, critical theory. Review copies. CD’s and DVD’s.
Estate libraries are our specialty. East Village Books--99 St. Marks Pl. between Ave. A and First Ave. (212) 477-8647. After hours, you may reach a buyer directly at (917) 209-4630.
Our hours are Monday thru Thursday from 1 P.M. till 11 P.M.**; Friday from 1 P.M. till midnite; Saturday from noon till late (at least 11 P.M., sometimes midnite); Sunday from 1 P.M. till 9. **WE ARE NOW OPEN MOST DAYS FROM NOON TILL MIDNITE. CALL TO MAKE SURE IF YOU ARE COMING IN BEFORE 1 P.M. OR AFTER 11 P.M.
We buy used books at our store whenever we are open, and a buyer is available just about any time day or night. Sell to us first for the highest prices.
Read our reviews on Yelp:
The buyer from East Village Books came to our house after our father passed. He was courteous to us and seemed to know a lot about our father's areas of interest, who himself was quite the renaissance man. We had called a few other places, but it seemed they weren't willing to pay that much. The East Village buyer gave us much more than we would have expected. He and his helper, who was also quite knowledgeable, boxed up everything and took it away for us, allowing us to move on in cleaning our our father's apartment.
Donate? We have a fund for non-profits that we replenish from the sale of books that have been donated to us.
Cash paid, of course, and you may bring them to our store (we will help you in with your books and direct you to parking), or if the quantity is large we will come to you. Thanks for calling us first.
NEW! Helmut Newton SUMO Pages:
The Helmut Newton photos are pages from Sumo, a collection of Helmut Newton's finest photographs compiled into what is considered to be the largest mass-produced book.
The full page photos measure 19 3/4" by 27 1/2", which includes a border of at least one inch, variable from photo to photo. Prices are as marked.
Shipping is available in 4" diameter tube for $10 per order.
First, read the instruction under the Helmut Newton Sumo tab on the left, then click below and have fun. There are some really racy photos here.