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Idlewild Books Review

Named for the pre-1960s JFK Airport, this travel-inspired bookstore groups its goods by destination. It has much more than guidebooks, though; novels, histories, cookbooks, and children's books share each segment, giving you a fascinating look at any given locale. If those chairs look familiar, it may be because you spent a layover in one of them once upon a time in the American Airlines terminal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 12 W. 19th St., 2nd fl., at 5th Ave. Flatiron District, New York, NY 10011 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/414–8888
  • Website:
  • Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, Q, R to 14th St./Union Sq.
  • Location: Flatiron District
Updated: 02-26-2014

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