7. Dashwood Books, 33 Bond St.

Dashwood Books is the place to go if you love photography. The quaint Noho shop lies below street level down a metal staircase, but once inside, it has attractive, artistic decor and aesthetically pleasing stacks of art books. Dashwood was opened in 2005 by former Culture Director of Magnum Photos David Strettell, and now specializes in post-1960’s and rare photography collections. If you love the shop, you can also check out Gucci Wooster Bookstore, which opened last year on 375 West Broadway, and is also curated by Strettell. The official bookstore of the fashion brand of the same name, it also offers fashion photography books and exhibits on the Gucci label.