Unnameable Books

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The exterior of the bookstore

Unnameable Books is an independent bookstore located on Vanderbilt Ave, between Prospect Place and St. Marks Ave., in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York.[1] It has been profiled as an example of a small New York bookstore that survives as chains, internet sales, and rising real estate prices drive more established New York independents like Coliseum Books and Murder Ink out of business.[2] It was depicted on the cover of the June 9 and 16, 2008 The New Yorker by the cartoonist Adrian Tomine. Founded as "Adam's Books" before being renamed, it specializes in poetry and has a reputation for an eclectic collection of used books.[3] It also carries work from small independent presses, such as Ugly Duckling Presse.


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Coordinates: 40°40′42.08″N 73°58′7.69″W / 40.6783556°N 73.9688028°W / 40.6783556; -73.9688028