Welcome to P.S. Bookshop

We opened in Dumbo, Brooklyn in late 2006. Taking part in a dynamic process of urban renewal, we quickly assumed our place at the heart of the neighborhood's cultural life. Starting an independent bookstore in NYC is a risky step, even in times less taxing on small businesses. But putting our faith in the affection of New Yorkers for used bookstores, we hoped to find the support we need to pull through in our local clientele. The result exceeded our expectation. Indeed, we came to know our regulars at once, Dumbo's book lovers have been awaiting our arrival. Then, gradually and without proper advertising, by mere word of mouth, we began to attract book lovers from other New York City boroughs, as well as loyal customers from other parts of the U.S. and abroad who made us a must-stop on their repeated visits to the city.

Several factors converged here: First, of course, is our great inventory offering a wide selection of titles, from cheap used books to scarce out-of-prints and rare books. Our specialties are architecture, Art, design and photography. But our general inventory includes a large selection of poetry, literature, philosophy, history, sciences and other genres. Second, the store's attractive design, architecturally integrated into its industrial surroundings, neat and wide layout, allowing comfortable browsing ; then, there is the knowledgeable and passionate staff; and last, Dumbo's unique charm and its warm embrace, pulling us along in its emergence as a leading New York City neighborhood.

In 2010 we were offered a lease on a beautiful corner store, two blocks down the street from our first location. Our new space is central, even more spacious, with huge windows and plenty of natural light. We are very proud of it and look forward to growing in it in the years to come.

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Fashion & Photography


Although it seems less likely every time it snows in April, soon we’ll have to unpeel our beigy layers and bust out whatever fabulousness lies underneath. For inspiration come see the staggering number of fashion photography books that have lately bloomed (forgive me) on our shelves.

Along with David Bailey, Oliver Theyskens, Ellen von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, Jeanloup Sieff and Guy Bourdin, there are also compilations of Vogue covers, Marvin Sokolsky’s 60s bubbles, the drawings of Kenneth Paul Block and Maddalena Sisto, Mario Testino’s well-oiled seductions, Helmut Newton’s Amazons and of course, all those wonderful Vreeland memos:  “I repeat again the importance of white knee socks …”; “The coat people are very frightened.”; “[W]ould you write us everything you know about the Queen of Bhutan.”

But in the end, as Mrs. V reminds us,  “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste — it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I

Recent Arrivals


Deaths and Entrances

Thomas, Dylan

$ 2000.00

Artist Showcase


Michelle Marozik


Oct. 29-Nov. 10