Opened on May 22, 2003, 192 BOOKS is a general-interest bookstore with a particular focus on literature and art, but also featuring an extensive collection of books on many topics including biography, history, current affairs, film, music, philosophy and science. Our inventory includes a wide range of recent titles and an ever-changing selection of the best books from the near and distant past.

We also feature a strong collection of children's and young adult books, and host weekly story time at 11:00am each Wednesday.

In addition, 192 BOOKS regularly presents art exhibitions accompanied by a selection of titles relating to the artists or the theme explored. By tracing these connections between art and literature, we intend to promote a dialogue between readers and art lovers, in the Chelsea community and beyond.

192 BOOKS is proud to host an extensive series of readings, signings and discussions by important writers and artists from here and abroad.


Booksellers Wanted
If you are interested in joining our team of booksellers, please email a resume and cover letter to - or bring them to the store in person, as we would love to meet you!