2022 Best Bookshops

Best Bookshops of 2022

1. Word


An independent community bookstore with shops in Brooklyn and Jersey City.

Brooklyn Store 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Jersey City Store 29 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA

2. Sweet Pickle Books

Books Food

A Lower East Side bookshop that sells secondhand books and pickles.

New York Store 47 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002, USA

3. Pillow-Cat Books


The first and only animal-themed bookshop in New York City.

New York Store 328 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA

4. Bart's Books


The world’s largest outdoor bookshop set in pretty Ojai Valley.

Ojai Store 302 W Matillija Street, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

5. The Mysterious Bookshop


Founded in 1979 the world's oldest mystery specialty bookstore.

New York Store 58 Warren Street, Tribeca, New York, NY 10007, USA

6. City Lights


A literary landmark founded on classics of modern literature and progressive politics.

San Francisco Store 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

7. John Sandoe Books


Iconic bookshop occupying three adjoining eighteenth century shops established in 1957.

London Store 10 - 12 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW3 2SR, UK

8. Three Lives & Company


An iconic West Village corner bookshop established in 1978.

New York Store 154 West 10th Street, West Village, New York, NY 10014, USA

9. Old Town Books


Independent general interest bookshop with an eye-catching mural.

Alexandria Store 130 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

10. Little Bookshop


Bookshop founded on the principles of diversity, acceptance, and multiculturalism.

Squamish Store 38041 2 Avenue, Squamish BC V8B 0C3, CA