Crawford Doyle


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A Holiday Gift Guide (Stocking Stuffers)

marcel duchamp the afternoon interviews

Recommendations from Charlie and Thomas. Schottenfreude : German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott The miscellaneously fecund Ben Schott (creator of Schott’s Miscellany) has dived into the German language and come out the other end with Schottenfreude :

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Children’s Books)

The hobbit illustrated

Recommendations written by Thomas and Abigail. Animation Studio by Helen Piercy Animation Studio is more of a hobby than a book, and it’s pretty much the coolest thing in our children’s section.  It has everything a child needs (complete with

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Biography & History)

roth unbound

Recommendations written by Abigail, Charlie, and Willa. Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley CrouchOne of our finest critics, on both jazz and culture, brings his formidable talents to bear on this biography of Charlie

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Fiction)


Recommendations written by Anne-Marie, Matthew, Charlie and Thomas. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt  The Goldfinch is the critical and commercial hit of the Fall.  It’s an engrossing, capacious coming-of-age novel that takes on both our relationship to enduring art and

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Non-Fiction)


Recommendations written by Abigail, Matthew, Thomas and Willa.   A Reader’s Book of Days by Tom Nissley  A Reader’s Book of Days takes an entire calendar year, from January 1st through December 31st, and provides little-known, fun biographical details from

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Uncannily Specific Reading List


“Historical Fictions in Translation that Imagine the Life of a Literary Figure Written by Men with Hippocratic Wreaths” Rimbaud the Son by Pierre Michon – Immense contemporary French author writing about another massive French talent.  Very Bald. Summer in Baden-Baden

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A Review of Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush

Subtle Bodies by Norman Rush

The month of September heralds two critical upheavals: hurricane season and the enormous influx of new novels from big-name authors.  Pynchon, Coetzee, Lahiri, Jonathon Lethem, Dave Eggers, and many, many more. Our minds and coastlines will never be the same.

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"A wonderful establishment, with a splendid staff. This place helps redeem the Upper East Side of New York. Every reader in the area should make it a home away from home."

–Stephen Koch, Author and Former Chairman of the MFA Graduate Writing Program at Columbia

"A veritable book lover’s paradise"

– New York Social Diary

“Crawford Doyle is that rarity: a gorgeous store with the nuanced selection and incredible staff to back it up. They set a new benchmark for what a bookstore can be and do.”

– Dustin Kurtz, Marketing Manager at Melville House