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Where do you buy (or obtain) NYRBs?

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Modifié : Juil 6, 2008, 1:40pm

Think of this as an opportunity to praise an excellent bookstore that carries the series. And if a store is good at stocking the series, it seems a good bet that they also carry other series mentioned in this forum, like Europa, Dalkey Archive, etc. In New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), I can recommend these stores for their wide selection of NYRB Classics:

Saint Mark's Bookstore
Crawford Doyle
Three Lives and Co.
Shakespeare and Co.
Community Bookstore

(I include the word "obtain" in the header so as not to rule out libraries, or other means of getting the books)

Modifié : Juil 8, 2008, 4:21pm

I too get a lot at Crawford-Doyle, since that is the closest independent bookstore and I browse there frequently, but I also have bought a lot (and many on sale) at Book Culture, as well as at St. Mark's. I also buy them from the NYRB web site.

ETA All of these are in Manhattan (NYC).

Juil 10, 2008, 7:35pm

Thanks for the recommendation rebecca - there were a lot of NYRBs on sale that I wanted at Book Culture. May have gone a bit overboard.

Juil 14, 2008, 12:05pm

Recently, I bought the Simenon and Sciascia books at Partners and Crime and Stefan Zweig's "The Post Office Girl" at 192 Books.

Juil 14, 2008, 12:31pm

I scan the NYRB website regularly for news about forthcoming titles, and pre-order all NYRB Classics from Amazon. From what I can tell, NYRB typically announces their releases in three batches annually.

NB: The first batch of 2009 releases is already up on Amazon!

Juil 14, 2008, 3:27pm

From their web site, you can get on their mailing list and they send you announcements of new books, often with discounts, about once a month. The sign up page is here.

Modifié : Juil 21, 2008, 9:00am

Anyone who lives in, or passes through, Providence (Rhode Island) should check out Symposium Books. The store had a ton of NYRBs at excellent prices. They also had deals on a bunch of Dalkey Archive books. Also good for manga and art books.


I also discovered Tim's used books (several in New England). I was in the Hyannis branch and never wanted to leave.

Août 1, 2008, 1:31am

I found some really good deals at Symposium - thanks sarajill. Though the website's Search function is horrible - you really have to be careful what words you put in there.

Modifié : Août 4, 2008, 1:52pm

My local bookstore has a few NYRBs on the shelves, but not many. I wanted to special order Yashar Kemal's Memed, My Hawk, but I needed it (as a birthday gift for my nephew who spent a year in Turkey on AFS) in fewer than ten days. Because the bookstore's distributor didn't have it in stock, it wasn't certain that it would arrive in time. So, I bought Louis De Bernières' Birds Without Wings as a gift instead, since it was on the shelf. I want to support my local small town bookstore. I always special order new books from them rather than resorting to the internet. I guess I just have to plan further ahead and get used to delayed gratification!

Août 5, 2008, 10:45am

Too bad they didn't have the Kemal, but River City Books looks pretty great, charming even. You're lucky to have them—and good to support them!

Août 27, 2008, 4:28am

I made my annual trip to Powell's in Portland and picked up several NYRBs. They always have a very good used section. I bought the old version of Lolly Willowes, and it looks like no one's ever opened it before.

Avr 19, 2009, 11:29am

>7 nyrbclassics:: The prices at Symposium are amazing! Unfortunately, this only means that I will buy more books, so no money will be saved.

Modifié : Avr 19, 2009, 12:07pm

I've ordered so many nyrb classics from my local bookstore that they now keep them in stock just because they know I will probably want them at some point.

Avr 19, 2009, 2:43pm

My first resort is to buy locally, and to order from my local bookseller, but I have to say that when I ordered directly from the NYRB website, I was impressed at how quickly they arrived.

Avr 20, 2009, 11:04pm

southernbooklady I have a good friend in Wilmington, I'll have to check that place out on my next visit.

Mai 1, 2009, 12:38pm

Hey everyone, I know that you're all good independent bookstore patrons already, but if there's a book on your list that you've been putting off buying, why not do it today. It's "Buy Indie Day."


and if there's no independent bookstore near you, there's always great online shops like Powells.com.

Mai 1, 2009, 6:10pm

Without even knowing it was Buy Indie Day, I stopped by Crawford-Doyle in NYC and bought a (non-NYRB) book -- maybe I would have indulged myself and bought more if I knew what day it was . . . But then, I try to buy indie as much as possible.

Juin 7, 2009, 3:56pm

Today I rescued Mawrdew Czgowchwz from a book charity book sale for $2.50. I know that doesn't really help the publisher but it save the book from being unappreciated.

Juin 10, 2009, 9:52am

The other week I found a pristine copy of The Siege of Krishnapur at the used bookstore underneath the library where I work. Unfortunately, I did not find a copy of The Troubles to go along with it.

Juin 10, 2009, 11:58am

inaudible I had the same problem I found The Siege of Krishnapur last summer at the same book sale but have been waiting to read it until I have picked up and read The Troubles.

Juin 11, 2009, 11:09am

Not surprising that more copies of The Siege of Krishnapur are lying around—it won the Booker and was in print in the US (With Carrol & Graf maybe?) not too long before we republished. Rest assured, however, that Farrell's trilogy is a thematic one only. The stories are not actually related in terms of plot, so they can be read out of order.

Juin 11, 2009, 12:14pm

I actually found the NYRB edition.

Good to know they can be read out of order!