The Center Bookshop

17 East 47th Street (between Fifth and Madison)


New and used books and gifts for readers at great prices


Come visit our independent bookshop on the first floor of our historic Midtown building. Find exciting new voices, undiscovered gems, beloved classics and books signed by many of the leading writers who appear at The Center, along with lit t-shirts, notecards and more! We stock all reading group books, and all of our stock is up to 50% off the cover price, with an additional 10% off for members. Used books start at just $2!


Donate Books Today


We always need donations of books—just ship them to us, bring them by, or call to arrange pickup of a large library. We'll send you a tax receipt, and the value of your donation is fully tax-deductible.


17 East 47th Street

(between 5th and Madison)

New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 755-6710

Bookshop Hours

M-Th: 10:30am - 7:30pm

Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: 11am - 3pm

Sun: Closed