Photo by myself at Carmine and Bleecker Streets, in the West Village.
All the online reviews of the Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books store are really good. It is inexpensive, down-to-earth and eclectic, just as its name conveys.
New York used to be filled with such one-of-a-kind, funky shops. No longer. The vibe nowadays is much more polished.
This store is too cool to have a website, and its blog hasn't been updated in ages. Based on the awesome reviews on yelp, I will have to go in next time.
The store has a Facebook page with a few updates, here and there. You can get the book Subways: The Tracks that Built NYC in hardcover for a mere six bucks, for instance. Or a paperback copy of William Blake's illustrations to The Divine Comedy for ten bucks. That kind of thing.
But I think the best experience would be to go in and browse for an hour or three. ;-)
For the Facebook page, click here.
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