About Us

Argosy Book Store, founded in 1925, is now in its third generation of family ownership. Our enormous stock of antiquarian and out-of-print items fills a six-floor building in midtown Manhattan and a large warehouse in Brooklyn. We specialize in Americana, modern first editions, autographs, art, antique maps & prints, and the history of science & medicine. We also have thousands of books in all other fields of interest. We are founding members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and we belong to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Appraisers Association of America.

We specialize in finding fantastic and unusual gifts for every fantastic and unusual person in your life. Need a great gift for a wedding? We have hundreds of appropriate prints and books to choose from. Need something for your doctor or lawyer? No problem. How about your teacher? Spiritual advisor? Plumber? Baseball coach? Mother-in-law? We'll help you find something -- or you can just pick up a gift certificate.

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I recently purchased a book from you, having searched via the internet. The book came yesterday and this note commends your service and quick response. I was impressed with the care taken to wrap the book with tissue paper and several layers of corrugated cardboard, as well as the speed with which you must have sent it out. It arrived only a week after the order, in spite of the Thanksgiving holiday. I thank you for the attention paid to the quality of my order and hope we will do more business. - Steve C.
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