Owner of Yu & Me Books, Lucy Yu
Owner of Yu & Me Books, Lucy Yu | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist
Owner of Yu & Me Books, Lucy Yu | Photo by Cole Saladino for Thrillist

Yu & Me Books

New York
Bookstore
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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With walls covered in dark wooden bookshelves and twinkling fairy lights, Yu & Me Books is a welcoming oasis for book lovers in the center of a bustling historic neighborhood. Opened in December 2021 by Lucy Yu, a chemical engineer by trade, the shop is one of the first (if not the first) Asian American, woman-owned bookstores in NYC’s Chinatown. As a haven for bibliophiles especially eager for Asian storytelling and immigrant narratives, expect swaths of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and works sourced from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, as well as a rotating selection of local art for sale. Additionally, drop by Thursday–Saturday evenings for late night hours plus a selection of beer, wine, and hard seltzers from local producers like Dyke Beer and Lunar Hard Seltzer.

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In stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood right outside its front door, here, Yu & Me Books’ walls covered in dark wooden bookshelves and twinkling fairy lights create a welcoming oasis for book lovers. Opened by Lucy Yu, a chemical engineer by trade, in December 2021, this shop serves as a haven for Asian storytelling and immigrant narratives. Thought to be one of the first (if not the first) Asian-American, woman-owned bookstore in NYC’s Chinatown, “the bookstore is designed with the goals of building a center for the community and creating a space for conversation,” says Yu. There are swaths of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and works sourced from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, as well as a rotating selection of local art for sale.

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In stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood right outside their front door, here, walls covered in dark wooden bookshelves and twinkling fairy lights create a welcoming oasis for book lovers. Owned by Lucy Yu—a chemical engineer by trade—this shop serves as a haven for Asian storytelling and immigrant narratives. Thought to be one of the first (if not the first) Asian-American, woman-owned bookstore in NYC’s Chinatown, “the bookstore is designed with the goals of building a center for the community and creating a space for conversation,” says Yu. While perusing the swaths of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and works sourced from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, there’s also a rotating selection of local art for sale.
 

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Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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