Used Book Buying Policy

Our buying hours are 12pm-5pm on weekdays, and 1pm-6pm on weekends. We do not accept donations, anything you bring in that we do not want will have to go back with you. Please call ahead of time if you have more than two tote bags of books you wish to sell. Do not email us photos of books. If for any reason we are not buying our usual hours, we will post on Instagram to let people know. Please check there before coming in to make sure we are buying. If there is no post, we are buying our normal hours. Thank you!

Where to from Here?: A Reading 12/3, 7:30pm

Join us at Unnameable on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 7:30pm for a reading, with the theme for the night: Where Do We Go from Here? Or, What Now?


Eve Packer
Violet Snow
Ron Kolm
Carol Wierzbicki
Jim Feast
Austin Alexis
Stella Padnos-Shea
Boni Joi
Tobi Joi
Tsaurah Litzky
Gbenga Adesina
Stella Padnos-Shea
Joanna Furman
Danny Shot
Angela Verga
Joanne Pagano Weber
Bruce Weber
Dean Kostos
April Greene
Arthur Meachem


Manhattanville Reading Series, 11/29

Join us at Unnameable Books on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30pm for the Manhattanville Reading Series, featuring:

Joy Baglio, Tin House's Flash Fridays & PANK
Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed Books Editor
Ian MacAllen, The Rumpus Essays Editor
Darley Stewart, Tin House & The Brooklyn Rail

Unnameable Books Presents: The Resist! Film Series

Starting in December, Unnameable will be hosting the Resist! Film Series, a monthly showcase of films and documentaries that focus on radical resistance, historical and contemporary activist movements, and intersectionality.

Join us for our first installment on Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm:

The Black Power Mixtape

The Black Power Mixtape is a documentary released in 2011 documenting the Black Power movement in the U.S. 

Check out the trailer here.

Greetings Series This Thursday 11/17

Join us at Unnameable Books on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm for the Greetings Series hosted by Jeffrey Joe Nelson!

Launch Party for The Formidable Competitive Weapon by Nick DeBoer 11/8

Come by On 11/8 at 7:30pm for the book launch party for Nick DeBoer's new book, The Formidable Competitive Weapon!

Readings by:

Nick DeBoer
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Ariana Reines
Ian Dreiblatt

Sparrow Special Salad Reading and Performance Monday 11/7

Join us at 7pm at Unnameable Books for a pre-Election night reading and performance to celebrate the release of Sparrow X. Carter's new manifesto published by E Il Topo. a maga

Erika Howsare & Kate Schapira 11/5

Join us at Unnameable Books tomorrow at 7pm for a reading featuring Erika Howsare and Kate Schapira!

Greetings Series Thursday 11/3

Come through tomorrow at 8pm for Greetings, a bi-monthly series hosted by Jeffrey Joe Nelson.


SUZANNE GOLDENBERG from trying on the mask she just painted to chiding the golden parachutes off the backs of commodity fetish brokers, her poems & art combine an uncanny sense of space & erasure.

BECCA KLAVER A poet who ritually mixes 90's tape culture with the insides of fast cars, reducing our neo-Roman Empire to plastic ash! 

PARKER MENZIMER may have stolen his Grandmother's entire collection of fanciful Eighties sweaters but his pomes take YOU & Grandma into the land of Future Duckdom & beyond!

And the band I FEEL TRACTOR  fronted by long-time New York YEG, EDMUND BERRIGAN! so bring your friends & neighbors ya'll might just end up shakin' an ankle...

Events This Week

November 3, 2016
Come by on Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm for the Greetings Reading Series hosted by Jeffrey Joe Nelson!

November 5, 2016Join us on November 5th at 7pm for a reading with Erika Howsare and Kate Schapira.