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UBS in New York and Boston

 
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Lily



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: UBS in New York and Boston Reply with quote

Hi:

Sorry to bother you, but I'm going to New York and Boston for a couple of weeks, and I'll be grateful if you could recommend some used bookstore in Manhattan or Boston.

Thank you so much!
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Gail K.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most famous one in Manhattan is The Strand. Has fiction but not particularly romance-friendly.

http://www.strandbooks.com/app/www/p/chelp/?t=180
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Susan/DC



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: UBS in NYC Reply with quote

There's a Salvation Army Thrift Shop at 536 West 46th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues, IIRC) which carries books. It's very hit or miss, but I've bought a number of books there, as well as a gorgeous red wool blazer for $15 -- a real bargain.

I'm not sure if it's still there, but there used to be a branch of the public library on Fifth Avenue across from the main building (the one with Patience and Fortitude, the lions). It had a UBS within it, but it was only open on weekdays. If still there, it's definitely worth checking out.

Happy hunting.
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of Manhattan, I've been to the following used book store a few times. It's right around the corner from the Midtown Branch of the Public Library, which is actually very close to the Main Branch.

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Book-Off (14 E 41st btwn Madison & 5th, 212-685-1410, http://www.bookoffny.com/). New and used. Discount used book chain expanding rapidly in Japan. "Used bookstore that specializes in Japanese-language material, especially manga (comics). Upstairs is a cluttered but diverse English used-books section; computer books, political science, philosophy, Far East, art/photography (esp. Japanese photobooks), genre fiction, business management. Almost no SF or English translations of manga, though. They also have a huge stock of CDs (mostly Japanese artists, although there's a good supply of Western music) and used VHS video, almost all of which is Japanese editions of Western movies or Japanese films (albeit with no English). English-speaking staff is very friendly and helpful. They both buy and sell."


Don't be put off by the emphasis on Japanese material. This UBS does have a couple of bookcases full of English language romance genre fiction. (Walk towards the back of the store in the aisle from which you've entered the store. It's on the right, along the stairs leading to the second floor.) They also have romance, especially hardback, mixed in with their general fiction, which is on the left of that same aisle.
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Gail K.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandlynn wrote:
Speaking of Manhattan, I've been to the following used book store a few times. It's right around the corner from the Midtown Branch of the Public Library, which is actually very close to the Main Branch.

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Book-Off (14 E 41st btwn Madison & 5th, 212-685-1410, http://www.bookoffny.com/). New and used. Discount used book chain expanding rapidly in Japan. "Used bookstore that specializes in Japanese-language material, especially manga (comics). Upstairs is a cluttered but diverse English used-books section; computer books, political science, philosophy, Far East, art/photography (esp. Japanese photobooks), genre fiction, business management. Almost no SF or English translations of manga, though. They also have a huge stock of CDs (mostly Japanese artists, although there's a good supply of Western music) and used VHS video, almost all of which is Japanese editions of Western movies or Japanese films (albeit with no English). English-speaking staff is very friendly and helpful. They both buy and sell."


Don't be put off by the emphasis on Japanese material. This UBS does have a couple of bookcases full of English language romance genre fiction. (Walk towards the back of the store in the aisle from which you've entered the store. It's on the right, along the stairs leading to the second floor.) They also have romance, especially hardback, mixed in with their general fiction, which is on the left of that same aisle.



Oh yes, I've been there a couple times! but years ago...so glad to hear it's still around...
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BRANDI



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for Boston area go on Annie's Book stores .com There is a couple in areas around boston that are great.
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