Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm; Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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As the frequent comings and goings of writers Donna Tartt and Susan Cheever attest, this bookstore offers lots of quirks and perks. Children’s literature is one of two specialties (the other being spirituality lit), but the store carries all kinds of books for adults and kids. Look for fun volumes like the Magic Tree House series and the Hank Zipzer series. Participate in story time (Mondays at 11am), and receive a 20 percent discount on any books you buy that day.