- Address: 1073 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA, New York City, United States
- Phone: +1-2128691700
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Book Shop
Kinokuniya Bookstore - Review
Kinokuniya is a wonderful bookstore located around the corner of a bustling street in New York. First opened in 1927 in Japan, they have 12 outlets in USA that attract many people. It is one of the few shops in the city to have an extensive collection of Japanese books. You will find everything from Manga, graphic novels, art and design books, cookbooks, travel books, to children's book under one roof. Beautiful stationery from Japan is their identity. Other popular Asian books can also be found here. Even if you are not in the mood to buy anything, coming here and looking around is also a quite enjoyable experience.
How To reach Kinokuniya Bookstore by Public Transport
- Bus to Av of the Americas/w 41 St bus stop
Things to Know Before Visiting Kinokuniya Bookstore
0.02% of people who visit New York City include Kinokuniya Bookstore in their plan
95% of people start their Kinokuniya Bookstore visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kinokuniya Bookstore
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kinokuniya Bookstore
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Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York City Reviews
What a lovely place! Very neat place to shop for books! The selection here is top tier and the location itself is very clean and clearly organized by floor. The small cafe on top has fun little treats to eat and the stationary available on the bottom floor is unlike anything I've seen before. Will definitely be making another trip for sure.
Great book store with a cafe, and lots different types of reading to consume. The prices however aren't really competitive with online retailers, but this is one of those experience, quality, and content ratings that include all facets. They offer a great section on the bottom level for all kinds of stationary, the second floor offers general reading material, and the 3rd floor delivers on the foreign front and comic goods. Great place, at least worth a few visits and very helpful staff.
Kind of pricey compared to just buying stuff off Amazon Japan, but it's nice to check stuff out in person before buying. Mostly come for the pens and papers now that I found Book Off up the street. Can't beat Japanese books that are "used" (seriously, some of the stuff Book Off has looks brand new), but Kinokuniya has some things more consistently. If you want the next volume of that series you're reading now, Kinokuniya is probably more likely to have it in stock or get it back in stock faster. Their staff is also pretty helpful.
I bought 2 books from here. One of them being Vagabond for my brother as gift for his birthday. This store was beyond my expectations. I loved the murals on the walls and the way the books were assorted. I wasn't able to eat anything at their small cafe upstairs but it's amazing how many things they've fit into a (seemingly) small place. There are three floors. At the basement floor there is an abundance of magazines and small trinkets for home, some small gifts, stationary galore, and as you move up you have the normal ranged books of arts on the ground floor. And on the upstairs floor you have a huge assortment of mangas. Very well organized. Can't wait to come again. Thanks for this experience.
Favorite place to visit in New York! Ground floor carries a huge selection of books. Basement has tons of adorable and professional stationary and decorative items. Also has many magazines (in both English and Japanese). Top floor has a little cafe area and comics. Entire place is very clean and organized; there is something for everyone! Only cons is that it is pretty pricey and can be overwhelming to a newcomer.