No Place Like New York City

By Kat La Mantia | September 1 2023 | BlogAdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGift

New York City has an energy all its own. It might just be the center of the world, or at least the center of fashion, media, business, and culture (which seems pretty qualifying for “center of the world”). Though its icons like the Empire State Building and Lady Liberty are timeless, resident New Yorkers and tourists alike know that the city is always changing, each neighborhood distinct from one block to the next. NYC’s diversity, vibrancy, and constant ebb and flow are what make it so unique.

Whether you’re a born New Yorker, just passing through, or a far away admirer, our selection of books all about New York City celebrate everything from its skyline to its street style. Discover hidden gems like Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery or colorful neighborhood shop fronts. Explore the city from the eyes of its locals, or trace the contours of its towering skyscrapers in puzzle form. Just like the city itself, there’s something for everyone to love on our list of all things New York!

The Spirit of New York Jigsaw
1000-piece Jigsaw
1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an iconic New York illustration, inspired by classic Batsford book covers of the 1930s and '40s.
$25.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
10 x 8-1/2
Other Formats

New York: A Pop-up Book
A fun, interactive pop-up book celebrating the monuments and landmarks that make the Big Apple the world’s most popular tourist destination.
$24.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
4-1/2 x 6-1/10
30 Pages

New York Style: Look, Shop, Eat, Play
As Guided by Locals
Explore New York City through its residents, from the places they love to the fashion they wear, in this guidebook like no other.
$19.95 US
Sep 12, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-7/8
192 Pages
Smith Street Books

All the Buildings in New York
Updated Edition
A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood, updated to include newer buildings and more classic favorites.
$22.50 US
Sep 05, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
72 Pages

New York by Neighborhood
New York by Neighborhood presents a vibrant tapestry of 75 distinct locales, defined as much by individual residents as by shops, architecture, streets, stories, traditions, and an openness to transformation.  
$29.95 US
Mar 15, 2022
7-1/4 x 7-1/4
216 Pages

Store Front NYC
Photographs of the City's Independent Shops, Past and Present
This collection of hugely popular and critically acclaimed photos celebrates New York City’s unique history and culture—from long-disappeared icons to still-thriving favorite haunts.
$39.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
12 x 10
240 Pages

New York City Like a Local
By the People Who Call It Home
$18.99 US
May 30, 2023
5-1/16 x 7
192 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

Brooklyn Arcadia
Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood
The New York City treasure, newly photographed, is revealed as garden in the city, repository for memory, and a place for repose, inspiration, and delight.
$75.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
10 x 12
256 Pages

Letters of Note: New York City
An exciting new volume of letters about the Capital of the World--from George Washington, Kahlil Gibran, Audrey Hepburn, Martin Scorsese, and more--from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections
$15.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
5-1/8 x 7
144 Pages
Penguin Books

Brooklyn Photographs Now
This is the now Brooklyn that we have yet to see in photographs. Brooklyn has seen explosive and exponential change over the last fifteen years, becoming the ultimate cool cultural hub of New York City--from Williamsburg to Prospect Park, from Brooklyn Heights to Red Hook, and from Bay Ridge to Coney Island--and this collection presents the newest and best work of photographers from all over the world who have been capturing those changes and in-the-moment movements in the community: streetscapes, portraits, and vignettes.
$55.00 US
Sep 18, 2018
9-1/8 x 9-1/2
240 Pages

Minimal New York City
Graphic, Gritty, and Witty
Make your way from the Flatiron to Flatbush with award-winning designer Michael Arndt, who, with sharp minimalist art and wit, expertly reflects New York City in all its self-aware, shapeshifting glory.
$19.99 US
Jun 30, 2020
8 x 8
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Bricks & Brownstone
The New York Row House
The much-awaited reissue and reexpression of the classic New York row-house book Bricks and Brownstone, with all-new and updated text, new color photography, and luxury slipcase.
$85.00 US
Oct 01, 2019
8-1/2 x 11
352 Pages

Spray Nation
1980s NYC Graffiti Photos
Culled from the extensive archives of one of the most renowned graffiti photographers of all time comes this remarkable collection of previously unpublished images of New York’s graffiti scene in the 1980s.
$50.00 US
Sep 06, 2022
8 x 12
288 Pages

Magical Manhattan Puzzle
A 500-Piece Jigsaw Celebrating New York City: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults and Kids
A New York City-themed 500-piece jigsaw puzzle that features 50 quintessentially New York characters and images painted by two-time Caldecott winner and bestselling author Sophie Blackall.
$16.99 US
Jan 25, 2022
7-3/4 x 9-3/4
500 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Big Apple Bingo
A New York Game: Board Games
A New York City-themed bingo game that features 50 quintessentially New York characters and objects painted by two-time Caldecott winner and bestselling author Sophie Blackall.
$22.00 US
Jun 01, 2021
5-7/8 x 9
10 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Bill Cunningham: Details from the Street
100 Postcards
100 street style postcards from the legendary photo archives of fashion photographer Bill Cunningham.
$22.00 US
Sep 07, 2021
4-7/16 x 6-1/2
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

In the Heights
Finding Home
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
$40.00 US
Jun 15, 2021
8-1/2 x 10-1/4
288 Pages
Random House

New York City ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book
This companion to the best-selling Larry Gets Lost in New York City follows Larry and his owner, Pete, on an alphabetical journey through the Big Apple.
$14.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
32 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 2-5 years

My Little Golden Book About New York City
Explore New York City with a fun Little Golden Book guidebook written specifically for the youngest tourists and residents.
$5.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

My Little Golden Book About the Statue of Liberty
Now the littlest readers can learn about how the Statue of Liberty came to be--and what it means to people all over the world.
$5.99 US
May 08, 2018
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Golden Books
Age 2-5 years

A Walk in New York
“An intriguing snapshot of the Big Apple, sure to delight New York City residents, tourists, and would-be visitors.” — School Library Journal (starred review)Follow a young boy and his dad on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning facts and trivia along the way. In an ode to America’s biggest city, Salvatore Rubbino’s lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand. Back matter includes an index.
$8.99 US
Sep 12, 2017
9-3/4 x 11-5/16
40 Pages
Age 4-8 years

Weird But True New York City
$8.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
6-1/2 x 6-1/2
208 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 8-12 years