BOOKS IN NEW YORK
URBAN CENTER BOOKS
Located in the leafy courtyard premises of the Villard Houses (the storied, long-time home of publishers Random House), Urban Center Books is a jewel box of books and journals on architecture and design. Stacked to the ceilings with nearly impossible to find titles, this airy, be-laddered shop turns browsing into a visual education.
Update: Urban Center, R.I.P (for now).