7. The Mysterious Bookshop, bringing Suspense to TriBeCa

The Mysterious Bookshop, open since 1979, is the oldest and largest mystery-specializing bookstore in the world. Like many of the bookshops on this list, it has relocated from its original location. Once in Midtown, it now serves the Tribeca community.

The store was founded by Otto Penzler, renowned mystery fiction editor. Penzler is considered a great authority on mystery fiction, and now publishes original mystery books through his publishing imprint, The Mysterious Press. These books are available among other titles at the bookshop.

The bookstore also has a story series called “Bibliomysteries“, which includes novellas written by well-known mystery and suspense writers, exclusively for the store. The store also has limited editions of novels by such mystery writers as Michael Connelly and James Ellroy.

The Mysterious Bookstore also hosts book subscription clubs, a newsletter, events, and a blog dedicated to what’s new in mystery and crime fiction.