by Farah Momin, at Dec. 7, 2011, 7:58 p.m.
Name: Samuel Weiser Bookstore
Location: POINT (-73.9899579417551081 40.7328939226259905)
Address: 117 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY
Date Opened: 1926
Date Closed: Early 1990s for the store's final location. It operated at this location until c. late 1950s/early 1960s.
Image Source: Mondlin, Marvin, and Roy Meador. Book row: an anecdotal and pictorial history of the antiquarian book trade. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003.
Additional Information: Although it moved several times without the years, eventually relocating to Maine, the Samuel Weiser Bookstore was one of the longest running of the Book Row stores. The store sold traditional books but its specialty areas were in the occult, New Age, and Eastern philosophy. The store began its own publishing division in the 1950s to produce new titles and out-of-print titles in these areas.
Type of Books: Rare, Antiquarian, and Occult
Owner(s): Samuel Weiser; his brother Ben Weiser; Samuel's son Donald Weiser
Associated Authors and/or Patrons: Ehrich Weiss (AKA Harry Houdini), Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley
Community functions: N/A
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