Thanks for the note. I'm actually in NY for a few days and was hoping to get there but have to head back tomorrow. I've been stopping by the Argosy for over 60 years starting when my mother would take me there after shopping at Bloomingdale's and lunch at a long gone restaurant on the east side of Lexington between 58th and 59th that was torn down to make way for Alexander's department store; that is gone too, of course.
Forget about Paris' Shakespeare Company, Venice Acqua Alta or Buenos Aires' L'ateneo: Argosy Bookstore really has all the content, class and charm, not to mention really book connoisseurs on the staff. The best bookstore I've ever been.