Oct-Dec: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Thu, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-5pm; Jan-Sep: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
6 at 68th St.-Hunter College
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This artistic shop sells an array of new and vintage books, specializing in titles on architecture, design, furniture, textiles, gardens, fashion, and jewelry. Owner Cynthia Conigliaro worked at book publisher Rizzoli for eight years in the eighties and launched the original Archivia shop with a co-owner in 1991, in a space across from the Whitney Museum. After selling the shop in 2001 to spend more time with her family, Conigliaro opened this new Archivia Books location in November 2007, renovating the 800-square-foot space with maple wood flooring, bookcases, and counters. Conigliaro refers to the book selection as “comprehensive and passionately curated,” catering to a following of architects, designers, professionals, and collectors. The artful tomes are appropriately diverse, ranging from Stephen Sprouse to Newport Villas, 1885–1935, to Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation.Extras
Archivia also accommodates requests for special orders and out-of-print searches.