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Shopping at the Marc Jacobs Bookstore -- BookMarc

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My favorite bookstore just so happens to be in the West Village -- the same neighborhood I live in. BookMarc, the Marc Jacobs book store, is an intimate shop that organizes their books by category. Book themes include: fashion, photography, music, art, interior design and the newest category of books was added to the shop last week -- cooking.

A photograph of the inside of BookMarc on Bleecker Street NYC

A photograph of the inside of BookMarc on Bleecker Street NYC

The books in the store are picked out by the Marc Jacobs buyer -- you can see her photograph in a book called The Men and Women of Marc Jacobs (it can only be bought at BookMarc and you can find pictures of Marc Jacobs employees around the world throughout the glossy pages of the book).

Some beautiful vintage books can be found displayed throughout the shop as well.

I also love that the store has small useful accessories such as colored pencils, notebooks, bags (perfect to put books in), wallets, and other items you may want to have in your home library.

BookMarc's location is 400 Bleecker Street in New York City -- a trendy and chic location to go shopping when you are in Manhattan. On the same street are other Marc Jacobs stores: Marc By Marc Jacobs Womens Ready-To-Wear, Accessories and Shoes, Marc Jacobs Collection Accessories, and Little Marc Jacobs.

Take a look inside my favorite book store in New York City...

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Outside of the BookMarc shop in the West Village of NYC. Check out the surf board in the window!

1 Outside of the BookMarc shop in the West Village of NYC. Check out the surf board in the window!

Another view from the outside of BookMarc -- you can see the snow starting to fall! BookMarc is located at 400 Bleecker Street in Manhattan.

2 Another view from the outside of BookMarc -- you can see the snow starting to fall! BookMarc is located at 400 Bleecker Street in Manhattan.

The shop has a variety of vintage books. They are displayed around the store, not just in one location.

3 The shop has a variety of vintage books. They are displayed around the store, not just in one location.

A shelf that has several vintage books.

4 A shelf that has several vintage books.

A few books located behind the cash register.

5 A few books located behind the cash register.

Model As Muse -- I love this cover!

6 Model As Muse -- I love this cover!

More shelves in the shop.

7 More shelves in the shop.

A view of the back of the store. You can also purchase some music as well as headphones.

8 A view of the back of the store. You can also purchase some music as well as headphones.

On the left you can see the new Keith Richards book.

9 On the left you can see the new Keith Richards book.

A table in the front of the store has many small accessories from wallets to color pencils, to key chains and notebooks. I love the swinging stools below the table.

10 A table in the front of the store has many small accessories from wallets to color pencils, to key chains and notebooks. I love the swinging stools below the table.

A variety of Marc Jacobs suede wallets can be found in the front of the store.

11 A variety of Marc Jacobs suede wallets can be found in the front of the store.

The books are arranged around the store by theme.

12 The books are arranged around the store by theme.

The newest section of books -- cooking/food -- was available Friday January 7, 2011.

13 The newest section of books -- cooking/food -- was available Friday January 7, 2011.

As Always, Julia -- a collection of letters exchanged between Julia Child and her friend Avis Devoto.

14 As Always, Julia -- a collection of letters exchanged between Julia Child and her friend Avis Devoto.

Photography is one of the themes of books that can be found at BookMarc.

15 Photography is one of the themes of books that can be found at BookMarc.

I love that the books are not arranged by author or title.

16 I love that the books are not arranged by author or title.

The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs is a book only available at BookMarc. It's a collection of beautiful photographs of Marc Jacobs employees around the world.

17 The Men + Women of Marc Jacobs is a book only available at BookMarc. It's a collection of beautiful photographs of Marc Jacobs employees around the world.

John at the front of the store.

18 John at the front of the store.

At the front of the store.

19 At the front of the store.

The shop is small but filled with so many amazing books. Here is the register and a back corner of the store. Several vintage books can be found near the register.

20 The shop is small but filled with so many amazing books. Here is the register and a back corner of the store. Several vintage books can be found near the register.

A shelf at the front of the store.

21 A shelf at the front of the store.

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A selection of headphones.

23 A selection of headphones.

Fashion and art are two other themed sections of the store.

24 Fashion and art are two other themed sections of the store.

Louis Vuitton books!

25 Louis Vuitton books!

Andy Warhol Making Money can be found at the back of the shop.

26 Andy Warhol Making Money can be found at the back of the shop.

Photography is another section of the store.

27 Photography is another section of the store.

I love the notebooks that are available for purchase.

28 I love the notebooks that are available for purchase.

You can find this notebook with the

29 You can find this notebook with the "BookMarc" font on the front over.

Another notebook you can buy at the store.

30 Another notebook you can buy at the store.

Jones Beach -- a beach not too far from New York City.

31 Jones Beach -- a beach not too far from New York City.

A close-up photograph of

32 A close-up photograph of "Life" -- Keith Richards' book.

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Comments (4)

  • Interesting bookstore another addition to my list of places you recommend to visit in New York. I love Marc Jacob's fashion, accessories and perfume, Lola is my favorite now. Thank you for an interesting post Kevin!

  • My favorite as well! Stepping inside soothes my soul.

  • love it! Thanks for post Kevin

  • What a very informative article! I am so happy I found your article. Keep up the extrordinary work. Have a great day!

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