Left Bank Books
New York Store 41 Perry Street, West Village, New York, NY 10014, USA
- Eclectic selection from the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Events, exhibits, and openings.
- Books on literature, art, film, photography, fashion, architecture, design, and music.
New York Store
41 Perry Street
WHAT WE LOVE
Left Bank Books is a used and rare bookshop on a leafy, townhouse-lined street in New York City's charming West Village. The shop features an eclectic selection from the 20th and 21st centuries (and occasionally earlier), encompassing literature, art, film, photography, fashion, architecture, design, music, theater, dance, children’s books, and New York City.
The bookshop was founded in the early 1990s and was revitalized by new owners, Erik DuRon and Jess Kuronen who opened the current location in 2019. Erik has more than 20 years experience as a bookseller at St. Mark's Bookshop, the Globe Bookstore in Prague, and Bauman Rare Books. Jess is a Cooper Union-trained graphic designer. Together the transformed the neighborhood used bookshop into a used and rare bookshop specializing in literature and the arts.
Since opening, Left Bank Books uses the neighboring space The Store Next Door as a pop-up exhibit space.
"We strongly identify with the artistic and cultural heritage of the Village, NYC’s “Left Bank,” and work everyday reimagining what a small, well-curated Village bookshop can be."