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Old 07-05-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Shortly I'll drive to NYC. Do you know good book stores for used engineering books in Manhattan? Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-05-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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The main Barnes & Nobles on Fifth Avenue (I think around 14th St. approx.) sells used textbooks as well as new ones. So they might have used engineering books.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: East Village, NYC
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I'm an engineer... The best place I've found is the East Village Books, on 8th street between 1st Ave and Avenue A. They seem to buy engineering libraries, I suspect from the engineer's widow... I have picked up some real gems, too, from there. They cover all bases; chemical, computer, electrical/electronics, mechanical/materials, geotech, civil, structural, aerospace, etc. I check in at least once a month as you never know what they'll have. I picked up a really good Bethlehem Steel manual on cable structures a couple of years ago. It's a small store, nestled between a couple of cafes. Look for the psychedelic rock band posters in the window.

Otherwise, Barnes & Noble, mentioned above, is a good bet. I saw a 3rd edition of Seelye's "Design" going for $300... But there's also plenty of good, new texts there, but you'll pay full price. There is also a computer book store on Reede St, between Broadway and Church street, I believe, downtown, that carries a lot of computer books, mostly, but will have the occasional engineering text.

Good luck on your treasure hunt!
 
Old 07-05-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Living in Hampton, VA
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The main Barnes & Nobles on Fifth Avenue (I think around 14th St. approx.) sells used textbooks as well as new ones. So they might have used engineering books.
It's on 5th avenue between 19th and 20th streets.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Much appropriate for your information. Thanks!
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