Idlewild Books

Idlewild Books

(Now Closed)
Flatiron District, New York
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  • Madeline M.
    Madeline McDavidJanuary 7, 2016
    Only place in NY you can pick up a book on the history of Cambodia, the latest hot French novel and cool travel guides to Havana in 5 minutes. Language and film/conversation classes are fantastic, too
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MAugust 24, 2015
    Sorted by country of origin = my favorite
  • John P.
    John PaterakisAugust 9, 2015
    Check the back of the store. Slightly dated travel books available for up to 75% off!
  • Rech C.
    Rech Chemical Co. LtdAugust 4, 2015
    Quaint and fancy
  • Barry H.
    Barry HoggardMay 31, 2015
    20% discount on all travel guides!
  • Racked
    RackedMay 5, 2015
    The Flatiron shop is basically a prerequisite before heading abroad: Classes in several foreign languages take place in the same space that houses travel guides and international lit.
  • Felipe S.
    Felipe SoalheiroApril 24, 2015
    Travel around the globe without leaving NYC.
  • 3, 2015
    Great selections of foreign books, mostly from european countries, and books for foreign language studying.
  • Linda W.
    Linda WheelerJanuary 9, 2015
    wide range of books they have Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    Travel books are not the only thing for sale — children's language books, works of fiction, memoirs and maps are also available. Read more
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.February 17, 2014
    go here if you like to travel or read. they sort the books by country for fiction and non fiction and all are translated to English. 👍
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JoyFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great language classes, small groups and lots of conversation!
  • Christine 지혜 Y.
    Christine 지혜 YoonNovember 14, 2013
    Books only around traveling.
  • Aaron
    AaronMay 21, 2013
    My go to place in NYC for any travel-related literature. They've got a fantastic collection of guidebooks as well as travel writing and cultural books. And they offer language classes!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJune 18, 2012
    Stocked with books about other countries, read up on that exotic place you’ll spend your vacation or at least help you pretend you’re there. Read more on MetroFocus & discover other city bookstores. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 14, 2011
    A beautiful bookstore specializing in travel guides and world literature. They also host language classes where you can brush up on your French, Spanish or Italian!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.June 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This may be my favorite bookstore of all time. It isn't large, but the selection is excellent, and I always go home with some unexpected gem.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 25, 2010
    Idlewild was taken from the original name for New York International Airport, which was renamed JFK in 1963. We even have some stained glass and chairs from the original Idlewild Airport in our store!
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleySeptember 8, 2010
    Amazing selection of travel books. Come here, daydream about where you'll go when you're done working for that start up. Lots of books for NYC natives to keep you occupied until the traveling starts
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Always great sales and bargains to the right of register.
  • Karl
    KarlJanuary 9, 2010
    One of NY's better bookstores. Sections for international literature and lots of travel and map books.
  • Mary Ann P.
    Mary Ann PorchJanuary 8, 2010
    One of my favorite bookstores in the city. THE go to source for any time you're planning a vacation - they have everything you need book-wise to get excited about your trip.
  • naveen
    naveenDecember 8, 2008
    alicia says to go to idlewild bookstore (near union square). especially see the travel section and checkout the foreign language picture book (by the register) Read more
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