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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. I have eaten in restaurants and had coffee in cafes that I had thought that I would write about.


Book Thug Nation, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Book Thug Nation is very cool. Used bookstores are always about discovering books and authors you didn't know about or ones that you forgot about. I am a self-confessed book lover and this store is a real find. They also have events and they call themselves a community space. Oh and they are across the street from Mast Brothers.

"We carry a wide selection of quality used books at low prices. Our focus is in Literary Fiction (boasting one of the best used fiction sections in NYC!), Film and Philosophy.  We also have solid collections of Sci-Fi, Mystery/Noir, Poetry, Drama, History, Erotica, Foriegn Language, Graphic Novels, Childrens and Art.  Martial Arts, too!"

Book Thug Nation, 100 North 3rd Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue

Book Thug Nation