In early 2017, Crawford Doyle Booksellers closed the doors of the popular bookshop on 81st Street and Madison Avenue and took on a new mission. Located nine blocks from the original store, reimagined as a library and is now open to the public at 21East 90th Street. Visits can be made by appointment by calling (212) 289-2345 or email [CDRarebooks@gmail.com]
Here customers can browse or chat with the owner, John Doyle, or other visitors about their favorite authors and titles.
Sharing ideas and recommendations was one of the great pleasures of being in a small bookstore. The opportunity for lively discussions about books continues to motivate John Doyle to stay abreast of literary news.
In the interest of keeping the conversation going outside of the realm of a store, we select some of our favorite new books that deserve special attention and write about them here.
We specialize in first editions of great literary works, primarily postwar American and British fiction. You can click here to search our inventory. Books listed can be purchased online (through AbeBooks) or simply by calling in or emailing us.
We are also happy to search for any out-of-print books that you are seeking. Successfully obtaining whatever book you may be looking for, no matter how rare, is always our goal.