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Pryor-Johnson Rare Books

Pryor-Johnson Rare Books offers fine books from the 16th to the 21st century. It is known for its signed modern firsts, photography, books about books, fine press, and Beat literature.

Its collection of antiquarian (1500-1900) books has concentrations in literature, history, philosophy, natural history, and exploration.

When you step through the door, you enter a wondrous world that’s part shop, part library, complete with comfy chairs, antique furnishings, and even a liquor cabinet. If the time is right, the proprietors may offer a glass of whisky or brandy.

Though hours are by appointment or chance, visitors can drop in whenever the door is open (usually 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday).

Shelves and cabinets of books not found anywhere else can be discovered in NoMad on the 5th floor of the historic Townsend Building at 1123 Broadway at Pryor-Johnson Rare Books.

Pryor-Johnson Rare Books
1123 Broadway (at 25th Street), Suite 517
New York, NY 10010
(212) 452-1990