You’ve seen our new flagship store on Greene Street in New York—we hope!—and even if you can’t make it in person, we’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes intel.
Reading is a favorite pastime of ours, plus our customers are smart so it makes sense that we sell books alongside our glasses. We’ll be adding and swapping out titles all the time, but what we select will always come from small publishers with a strong editorial vision.
Here’s whom you’ll find in our shelves. Happy browsing!
Dashwood Books is New York City’s only bookstore devoted exclusively to photography. Their curatorial team annually publishes monographs of contemporary photographers that are underrepresented in the mainstream art world.
Founded by novelist Dave Eggers in 2008, McSweeney’s has helped kickstart the careers of many young writers, and they also publish established writers like George Saunders and Joyce Carol Oates.
Founded in 1936 by the poet James Laughlin, early New Directions authors include Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams.
City Lights, an independent bookstore-publisher located in San Francisco, published many of the Beat Generation writers, and now specializes in world literature and the arts.
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art and publishing organization based in Brooklyn. Privileging emerging and international writers, their books often incorporate handmade elements.
Founded in 2007 by artist David Schoerner, Hassla is an independent publishing company specializing in books and catalogs by emerging to mid-career artists.
Based in both New York and Atlanta, J&L Books produces two to five new books per year of work by unpublished or underpublished contemporary artists.
West Hollywood staple Book Soup specializes in literary fiction, as well as books about art, film, music, photography, and fashion, and hosts over 300 author signings annually.
Founded in 2001 by sculptor Valerie Merians and writer Dennis Johnson, Melville House Books, based in Brooklyn, publishes innovative fiction and newsworthy nonfiction.
Founded in 1995 and based in Brooklyn, powerHouse Books specializes in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion, and celebrity books.
Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers in Williamsburg provides literature and books on art, architecture, and design to its creatively inclined Brooklyn community.
Almost a decade ago, three high school friends established Family. The Los Angeles bookstore specializes in artists’ books and contemporary literature and also has a project space for regularly occurring art exhibitions.
Little Brown Mushroom was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2008. They publish monographs, zines, and journals, and are dedicated to non-traditional, often visual, narration.