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Discover New York City

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.

 

Mast Books, East Village, Manhattan

Mast Books is a very cool and highly curated bookstore with a combination of new and used books. They are all in really nice condition and often with dust jacket and plastic cover. They have an interesting collection of books and the prices are fair as well! I was able to find a copy of Saul Leiter's Early Black And White even though it was already out of print and they charged the list price! You can find art, poetry, literature, architecture, photography books and more. Their website only problems address, telephone and hours.

Mast Books, 66 Avenue A.

Mast Books