QUESTION: book stores

question / pregunta: 

I am an activist visiting NY in October. Have little time in NYC but would like to check out a (used) bookstore or two. Interested in philosophy, education, postcolonialism, Palestine and/or Edward Said, writers like Joseph Massad, Robert Jensen, Noam Chomsky, Sut Jhally, topics like (Jewish) anti-Zionism and generally speaking left wing, progressive ideas. Can you give me a name or two of (used) bookstores for someone with my interests?


Here are some suggestions, Have a nice visit to New York!

Revolution Books - Anticapitalism
146 W. 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Open 12 noon - 7 pm every day

Bluestockings - Radical Feminism
172 Allen St.
Open Every Day
11am - 11pm

Book Culture - Said/Mamdani/Khalidi Central
536 W 112th (1/2 blk E of Bway)
(212) 865-1588
Open Weekdays 9am-10pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-7pm

In addition to Lia's suggestions - among them I am especially fond of Book Culture, where you will find a lot of discounted books relating to your areas of interest - I would also recommend the Strand and the Housing Works Bookstore/Cafe for used books. The former is a world-class and world-renowned institution, and the latter has the benefit of supporting a worthy cause.