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