6. The Housing Works Bookstore
In a world where e-books and online stores have long replaced even chain booksellers, independent bookstores with character are a rarity, indeed. Happily, New York is home to some great independent bookstores.
Housing Works is a world-famous destination for used books. You get to come in and browse the endless selections available, meet the enlightened crowd that comes, and buy books for less than a dollar. Grab a book and a coffee at the bookstore café!