I found this wonderful little bookstore right on Rockefeller Plaza:
I had read about it online, so it was a treat stumbling across it.
Sadly, after 73 years in business it is closing. Opened in 1935, it was the first retail tenant in Rockefeller Plaza. Their lease is up and the new rent will be upwards of $1,000 per square foot, so they are closing their doors.
This is Tender Buttons, one of my favorite places in NYC:
This narrow basement shop is nothing but buttons, floor to ceiling and end to end.
Along the opposite wall, they display rare and unusual buttons in frames. These are my favorites.