We are open every day from 1:00 till 9:45 (Sundays till 9).
You must be wearing a mask to enter the store.
East Village Books is a cash only (all analog) used bookstore in Manhattan, New York City. We sell and BUY books, including art and photography books, textbooks (buyback), philosophy, mathematics, religion, occult, esoterica, new age, counter-culture, critical theory, music, literary fiction, Greek and Latin–actually any scholarly subject, review copies, underground comics/graphic novels, recent law books, technical books in such subjects as finance, theoretical and applied science, recent software. Estate libraries are our specialty. We do not purchase genre books (i.e. best-sellers), outdated textbooks, children or young adult books, pop psychology/business books (unless they are new releases), most self-help books, coffee table books (unless they are art book monographs), test prep books. We also buy CD’s and DVD’s, except for pop music or mainstream movies. We purchase CD’s and DVD’s only in quantities (by the boxful).
Sell to us first for the highest prices. We buy used books at our store whenever we are open, as long as you first contact us regarding the books you are selling. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. See instructions to the left for how to sell us books and technical/academic books, CD’s/DVD’s and estate libraries utilizing our email. Sending photos (or ISBN numbers, depending on the type of books–click on the applicable category to the left) allows us to keep the store traffic to a minimum. If you have questions call (212) 477-8647 or 48.
Cash paid, of course, and you may bring books to our store after contacting us (we will help you in and direct you to parking if needed). If the quantity is large we will come to you. Thank you for calling us first. To contact a buyer regarding a large quantity of books before we open click here.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE BOOKS TO SELL OR DONATE AND ARRIVE BY VEHICLE FRIDAY AFTER 5, ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: Because of the City street program, the street has metal barriers at the opening. You will see our sign on the barriers. Easy to open, flashers on, close behind you. Store is a third of the way down on the left. Move our cones if necessary and park and unload. Replace the cones when you leave. No barriers at the exit end of the street.
We also sell used postcards.
We also sell many pictures suitable for framing.
Donations of books are definitely welcome. We have a fund for non-profits that we replenish from the sale of books that have been donated to us.
Find us at 99 Saint Marks Place (subway stops) between Avenue A and First Avenue, Monday thru Friday from 1 P.M. till 11 P.M.*; Saturday from 1 PM till late (at least 11 P.M., sometimes midnite); Sunday from 1 P.M. till 9.
*We are now open many days from noon until midnight. Call to make sure if you are coming in before 1pm or after 11pm.
phone: (212) 477-8647 | email: email@example.com | before hours book buyer: here
You can find the best things in used books. To see an actual copy of a previously unseen document (in French or in translation) written by Henri Cartier Bresson, click on the photo below. This was found in a book by Bresson previously owned by a producer at NBC.