Be a Regular
Having a favorite bookstore is a reason to live here.
An advantage of living in a city like this is that you can walk to a bookstore. Some have closed in the last few years. St. Mark’s Bookshop just closed for good. But you can still get to one on foot.
I’ll sometimes order sneakers online. Or Christmas toys for my five grandchildren. But books, no. The neighborhood stores are too integral to a community to bypass. If you live in a borough that’s without one, find one near where you work. It makes for a better life. It’s civilization at its best.