Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
6 at Bleecker St.
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On an out-of-the-way strip of Bond Street, this sublevel bookstore is devoted exclusively to contemporary photography, including a particularly impressive range of international titles from Japan and Europe. Opened by David Strettell—the former cultural director of Magnum Photos—in 2005, the store boasts a curated, extensive selection and a staff of legitimate photography buffs. The bare-bones space is sparsely adorned, with blank white walls, a couple of hard-backed chairs, and books laid out on mismatched tables and wooden shelves. The titles are organized by nationality and subject, spanning India, the Netherlands, and Germany as well as sports, media, architecture, war, and fashion. Stacks are rife with beautiful coffee-table tomes straight from both U.S. and overseas galleries, publishers, and museums. The stock includes signed copies from monthly in-store events and out-of-print editions from Strattell’s personal stash. Collections by well-known names like Boris Mikhailov and Ed Ruscha mingle with recent titles like Japanese Art Truck Scene: 1998-2007 by Tatsuki Masaru and You Bastard! I’m a Real Photographer, by Keith Arnatt.