For The Love Of Books: After 91 Years, Midtown’s Argosy Bookstore Still Won’t Budge

In the age of digital reading and online shopping, many bookstores have inevitably closed their doors. Fortunately for booklovers, Midtown Manhattan's Argosy Bookstore has defied this expected destiny.

Quietly nestled amongst towering skyscrapers on East 59th Street, the family-owned shop has specialized in old and rare books, maps, autographs, and art since opening in 1925.

Original owner Louis Cohen opening the Argosy Bookstore in 1925
Original owner Louis Cohen opening the Argosy Bookstore in 1925
Photo: CBS News

With an impressive six floors of literary heritage, the Argosy makes the perfect stop for both thrifty readers and high end collectors.

In this video from CBS News, meet the three sisters continuing the Argosy’s legacy and learn why they refuse to sell out.

To Louis Cohen’s daughters, it’s not the real estate that has the most value -- it’s the collection that it houses.

via CBS News

Ashley Jankowski

Ashley Jankowski

Contributing Writer

Ashley is a journalism student living in a 5-foot wide bedroom in NYC. In between class, She can be found working out, wandering into bookstores or making To-Do lists.

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