32. Westsider Rare and Used Books


Dorian Thornley and Bryan Gonzalez bought the bookshop known as Gryphon Books in 2002, and renamed it Westsider Rare and Used Books to reflect their patrons and interests. The shop is filled with books on every topic, including performing arts books and scores, as well as books on historic New York City. A few years ago, we purchased a pristine copy of Stephen Birmingham’s Life at the Dakota. In addition to the book shop, Thornley and Gonzalez own Westside Records, just a few blocks south of West 72nd Street. Westsider Rare and Used Books is located at 2246 Broadway at 79th Street.