Argosy Books

A while ago I was lucky enough to be introduced by a friend to Laura, who runs the map gallery at Argosy Books in New York. Laura was over in London for a week or so and came to visit me in my studio.

It was really great to meet her and chat about maps, art and my work.

When I was planning my trip to New York I knew that a trip to Argosy was a must. So off I went on the subway up to East 59th Street not knowing at all what to expect but expecting something good. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Argosy is like stepping back in time (in the best possible way). Argosy has been around since 1925 and it feels like a place full of love, for the books and the maps and the people who visit. If your looking for a quirky place to visit where you can go hunting for unexpected treasures then Argosy is your place.

I was of course mostly interested in the map gallery that Laura runs but she did take me on a tour of the whole store so I got to see all the treasures there.

Here a few pic of my visit.

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The map department

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Prints in their folders

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some lovely prints

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scoring some maps

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Autographs!

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Even more autographs

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Loved this view out the the 5th floor window

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books, lovely books

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even more books

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ok there really are a lot of books

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yep, we get it books!

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Love’d this collage of end papers, can’t remember where I saw it though.

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This collage of end papers was on the back of a door, love it!

I would recommend a visit if you’re in New York and you like books or maps or both. Their website is here