New York Books

Not for Tourists 2018 Guide to Brooklyn

Not For Tourists

Released 01/02/18 Label Not For Tourists Inc. Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781510725058

With details on everything from Coney Island to BAM, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs.

NY in the Snow - A Magical Vision of New York City

Vivienne Gucwa

Released 01/02/18 Label Ilex Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781781574157

The iconic city of New York is a bustling, heady metropolis that, thanks to the power of media, everyone in the world knows intimately, even if they've never been. But every once in a whi...

Vanishing New York - How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Jeremiah Moss

Released 01/02/18 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780062439697

An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.For generati...

Club 57 N.Y.C. - Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village 1978 - 1983

Museum of Modern Art, Ron Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos, J. Hoberman, and Jenny Schlenzka

Released 01/01/18 Label MoMA Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781633450301

The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public’s imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began a...

New York - Portrait of a City

Reuel Golden

Released 12/20/17 Label Taschen Genre New York Books Cat no. 9783836556040

The most evocative shots of the city that never sleeps. Trace the epic story of New York through hundreds of atmospheric photographs, from the mid-19th century to the present day. This re...

The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King

Geoffrey Cobb

Released 11/01/17 Label NBNH Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781978415461

The history of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the rise of the American sugar industry are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate them. The Havemeyer family built the world’s largest...

Mean Streets: NYC 1970-1985

Edward Grazda

Released 10/10/17 Label powerhouse books Genre Photo Books Cat no. 9781576878439

In the late 1970s and early 80s, the institutions of power in New York had failed. A bankrupt city government had sold its power over to the banks, and the financiers' severe austerity pr...

Worn In New York

Released 10/02/17 Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781419727078

The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River.The tank top Andy Warhol’s assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together.The jacket a taxi driver put on...

Tenements, Towers & Trash

Julia Wertz

Released 10/02/17 Label Hachette Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780316501224

Here is New York, as you’ve never seen it before. A perfectly charming, sidesplittingly funny, intellectually entertaining illustrated history of the blocks, the buildings, and the guts o...

Ricky Powell: The Individualist

Ricky Powell

Released 09/01/17 Label Gingko Press Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781584236634

Capturing the fleeting intersection of the birth of hip-hop, graffiti, pop art, fashion and underground culture The Individualist showcases the world through the lens of one of New York C...

New York In Color

Nichole Robertson

Released 07/06/17 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781452154763

This photographic portrait of New York captures the city as never before, in a vibrant visual tour, color by color. From Staten Island Ferry orange to taxicab yellow, photographer and wri...

City Walks New York


Released 07/01/17 Label Hachette Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780811874120

Featuring brand new walks, neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, and more, this completely revised and updated edition of the classic guide reveals New York's greatest treasures and best-kep...

The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America

Alexandra Serzlip

Released 06/14/17 Label Melville House Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781612195629

A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, ...

Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City

Brandon Harris

Released 06/06/17 Label Amistad Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780062415646

Making Rent in Bed-Stuy explores the history and sociocultural importance of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn's largest historically black community, through the lens of a coming-of-age young...

King of Greenpoint: Peter J. McGuinness

Geoffrey Cobb

Released 12/20/16 Label NBNH Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781537442082

Arguably the most colorful politician Brooklyn ever produced, Peter J. McGuinness came to personify working class Greenpoint between the two world wars. His vivacity, wit and outrageous a...

You Are Here: Mapping the Soul of NYC

Katherine Harmon

Released 11/08/16 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781616895266

Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilities, thick with mythology, and glutted with history. You Are Here: NY...

Color This Book: New York City

Abbi Jacobson

Released 11/07/16 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781452117331

Featuring over 30 illustrations by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson, this coloring book captures the charm and personality of bustling New York City—from cultural attractions and histo...

The Wandering City

Carlo Stanga

Released 08/19/16 Label Moleskine Genre New York Books Cat no. 9788867327669

Inside this colouring book, discover the wonders of the Wandering City. Immerse yourself in the cityscapes designed with white and black inky outlines and make them shine with the light o...

New York Notorious: A Borough-By-Borough Tour of the City's Most Infamous Crime Scenes

Paul Schwartzman

Released 08/12/16 Label Broadway Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780517586709

Cross Hollywood Babylon with a New York tourist's guide and the result would be this bullet-riddled survey of the city's most nefarious crime scenes. Why go to tourist traps when you can ...

Hello NY

Julia Rothman

Released 01/07/16 Label Chronicle Books Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781452109848

Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical ...

Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown

Thomas Kiedrowski

Released 12/12/15 Label Little Bookroom Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781892145932

​Andy, Andy everywhere. Twenty-three years after his death, few figures hover over New York City—its art, its street life, its commerce, its creativity, its nightlife, its myths, and its ...

The Brooklyn Reader


Released 11/27/15 Label Three Rivers Press Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780517883792

"intelligetly conceived and executed...a portrait of the borough as it might have been edited for William Shawn's New Yorker."-Boston Sunday Globe

Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir

Truman Capote

Released 11/03/15 Label Little Bookroom Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781936941117

"The long-lost photos...bring even more life to Capote's sparkling description of the history and spirit of the neighborhood, with its eccentric characters, back alleys and fine houses ('...

Made in Brooklyn

Melissa Schreiber Vaughan

Released 10/20/15 Label Power House Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781576877609

"Everywhere you go, whether you're in Australia or England or Paris even, they're referencing Brooklyn in some way...arguably, we're looking at the Brooklynization of the world at this po...

Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past

Geoffrey Cobb

Released 07/07/15 Label NBNH Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781512256628

​Other authors have covered local history, but Geoffrey Cobb's "Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past" unearths a wealth of local history never published previously in one volume. The resu...

NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

Nathan W. Pyle

Released 04/15/14 Label William Morrow Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780062303110

Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow ...

Weird New York: Your Travel Guide to New York's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Chris Gethard

Released 04/04/14 Label Sterling Publishing Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781402778407

It's called the Empire State because, as any New Yorker will tell you, it's the state by which all others are measured. And it certainly takes the cake for odd legends, bizarre beasts, an...

Picking Up

Robin Nagle

Released 04/01/14 Label Ingram Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780374534271

In Picking Up, the anthropologist Robin Nagle takes us inside New York City's Department of Sanitation, a largely unseen and often unloved army responsible for keeping the city alive. Nag...

The Works Anatomy of a City

Kate Ascher

Released 02/03/14 Label Ingram Genre New York Books Cat no. 9780143112709

Have you ever wondered how the water in your faucet gets there? Where your garbage goes? What the pipes under city streets do? How bananas from Ecuador get to your local market? Why radia...

Here is New York

E.B. White

Released 02/03/14 Label Ingram Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781892145024

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E.B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New Y...

Secret New York An Unusual Guide

T.M. Rives

Released 02/03/14 Label Ingram Genre New York Books Cat no. 9782361950248

Discover Secret Gardens, decipher ancient riddles on tombstones, visit a disturbed Indian burial ground, observe the stars and planets through a university telescope, frown at a bronze st...

The Fun

Jake Yuzna

Released 12/19/13 Label Power House Genre New York Books Cat no. 9781576876596

Surveying the evolving nature of nightlife in New York City, THE FUN: The Social Practice of Nightlife in NYC is a first-of-its-kind publication, documenting the new forms of nightlife pr...

The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives Of The Undesigned and Unplanned

Daniel Campo

Released 09/10/13 Genre New York Books

The Accidental Playground explores the remarkable landscape created by individuals and small groups who occupied and rebuilt an abandoned Brooklyn waterfront.

Guide To New York City Urban Landscapes

Robin Lynn

Released 08/05/13 Genre New York Books

A tour of not-to-be-missed public places―parks, plazas, memorials, streets―that shape the New York experience.