Lovers of travel and culture flock to Idlewild Books

By Melissa Kravitz Special to amNewYork

Idlewild Books is a popular destination for those who love to travel and want to learn a new language or about a culture. Several levels of German, French, Spanish and Italian are taught by native speakers while foreign literature lines the shelves.

The exterior of Idlewild Books at 170 Seventh Ave. S. in the West Village.

There are many travel-themed books to choose from.

Maps are included in the literature you can pick up there.


Visitors can also pick up books about entire countries, like these books on India.

A person peruses a long table of books inside Idlewild.

Even books on certain topics within different countries are available, including this book about Parisian buildings.

Idlewild has a classroom where visitors can learn languages. Pictured is a blackboard with Spanish verb conjugations.