Is there still Art in SoHo?
So this weekend.. on the sound advice of our Art Blog friends.. we headed to SOHO. We'd heard rumors that some
attitude filled "Chelsea style" art galleries and art bookshops could still be found in this part of town.
First stop, since we're totally art book obsessed, was the new Taschen bookstore. They were having a "BIG WAREHOUSE" sale, with thousands of items 50-70% off.
Well... this ended up being a huge disappointment. The store is tiny.. their selection of books insignificant.. and the sale prices were on almost nothing! What the hell..?? Where were the THOUSANDS of 70% off Books?? I think, we at MAO received at least 3 or 4 specific emails advertising this BIG book sale, why, I have no idea.. it was a total waste of time.. And we'll never go back to this
lame ass store again..
The Strand on 12th street/bway.. The Strand has almost every Taschen book.. at cheap (approx a 20% discount) prices.
Some other NYC book shops worth your time..to check out
The MOMA Mezzanine bookshop. one of the best art bookshops left in Manhattan...but you have to have admission to the museum to visit this one.
If you're looking for photography books..
also well worth checking out..
- Dashwood books on Bond Street.. they will also take consignments, last time I was there I saw 2 local photographers dropping off their own new books.
- ICP Bookshop - Great resource..They have at least 1copy of almost every photo book that's still in production.
(FYI.. these great book photos are by Abelardo Morell, #1. Two Tall Books, 2002, and #2. Book with Wavy Pages, 2001)
So... Anyone have other worthwhile NYC bookshop suggestions?
Tomorrow.. part II, of our Art Safari through the
retail infested streets of SOHO!