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Exploring Collections of New York’s Oldest Bookshop
Unbeknownst to many New Yorkers, Argosy Book Store in Midtown Manhattan is the city’s oldest independent bookstore. Opened in 1925, today it is in its third generation of family ownership and occupies a massive six-floor building on East 59 Street filled with vintage and rare books, first editions, autographs, art, antique maps & prints, and the history of science & medicine.