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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Alabaster Bookshop, East Village, Manhattan

Alabaster Bookshop is just around the corner from Strand Books. (Strand will be covered in an upcoming post.) Alabaster is a secondhand bookstore just like the old days when 4th Avenue was lined with secondhand bookstores. They sell rare and secondhand books and $2 books in front of the store! They are so old school that they don't have a website! The link below is for their Facebook page.

Alabaster Books 122 4th Avenue at 12th Street