Bolerium Books

After you’ve been buzzed in and have ascended a series of staircases that rival an Escher print, you’ll find the bibliophile’s haven that is Bolerium books. Specializing in the literature and printed matter culled from radical history and social movements past, Bolerium is a great place to browse, where you’re as likely to stumble upon original Black Power pamphlets as you are back issues of Gay Sunshine. Their selection of gay and lesbian historic pulp and erotica, as well as rare editions of works by such heavy-hitters as Jean Genet, William S. Burroughs, and Denton Welch, just to name a few, is staggering. Be prepared to lose a few hours, and a moderate to fair chunk of change if you decide to purchase something.