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The Last Used Book Store On The UWS: Westsider Will Close Next Month

Bianca Bahamondes Bianca Bahamondes

The Last Used Book Store On The UWS: Westsider Will Close Next Month
The quaint, narrow book store on the Upper West Side made famous by several movies, is set to close next month.  

Westsider Rare & Used Books refers to itself as “the last used book store on the Upper West Side,” which specializes “in fiction $ literature, modern first editions, art, illustrated books, graphic design, children’s books, architecture, antiques and collectives, Asian, African American, Rock & Roll LPs and CDs.”

Instagram / @mmegelizabeth
Instagram / @mmegelizabeth

The 35-year-old shop at 2246 Broadway announced on their Facebook page that as of Tuesday, January 15, everything in the store will be on sale. It reads: 

“Store closing SALE! Everything Must Go! Everything 30% off.”

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Instagram / @vladburlutsky

However, their record store on West 72nd Street will remain open.

While no exact day has been mentioned yet, the store is expected to close by the end of February. 

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Instagram / @loveloaf_

What: Westsider Rare & Used Books

Where: 2246 Broadway (between West 80th and West 81st Streets)

Operating Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily

featured image source: Yelp / Westsider Rare and Used Books