East Village Books is a 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.  Estate libraries are our specialtyWe also buy CD’s and DVD’s, except for pop music or mainstream movies.

Sell to us first for the highest prices. We buy used books at our store whenever we are open. During store hours call (212) 477-8647 or (212) 477-8648. To contact a buyer before we open click here.  Our email address is  See instructions to the left for how to sell us books and textbooks/CD’s/DVD’s and estate libraries utilizing our email.

Cash paid, of course, and you may bring books to our store (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.

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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: | 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.

Photo of the cremation of GANDHI on the banks of the Sumna River, Delhi, India by Cartier-Bresson
The cremation of GANDHI on the banks of the Sumna River, Delhi, India, 1948. Photo by Henri Cartier Bresson.