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Left Bank Books specializes in literary first editions (especially fiction, poetry, drama, and literary non-fiction), photography, art, music, and film, but we buy and sell quality used books of all kinds in all categories.   Our inventory runs from first editions of literary highlights, many of which are signed, to an impressive number of fascinating works on a variety of subjects.  And don't be put off by the words "first editions" or "rare books";  our stock is not merely a collection of the expensive and eminent--we have quality books to suit all tastes and pocketbooks.

Our staff is knowledgeable and book-loving.  Come in to buy, browse, or talk about books.  We like what we do, and we're there to help you find what you want.

The shop is located in one of the sweetest neighborhoods in New York City, soaked in a vibrant literary and artistic tradition.  Stop by for a visit and take in our whole array of books, and then enjoy the other pleasures of the West Village, with all of its quality shops, brilliant restaurants, and leafy streets lined with the most handsome townhouses in the city.

Buy Online: Visit our storefront at AbeBooks.com.
Buy Over The Phone: Call 212.924.5638 and get Free Same-Day Delivery to addresses in Manhattan for phone orders over $200.

We Buy Books

We are always interested in buying good books, and are always interested in looking at individual books as well as entire libraries. What we're looking for, primarily, are hardback first editions, with both the book and the dust jacket in excellent condition. This is especially true of literature, art, philosophy, and photography books. But we are also interested in what we consider to be quality books of all kinds, regardless of edition--though the condition of a book is always important.

We pay fair prices for your books. We are happy to explain to you why we are offering the amount we will pay for the books you are offering us.

Bring them in, call us, or send us an email (preferably with a list of books you would like to sell). Click here to contact us.