Start the presses! Lower Manhattan’s historic famed printing shop, Bowne & Co. Stationers, is back open for business at the South Street Seaport Museum. With original prints dating back to the 19th century, Bowne & Co. is the perfect place to get a one-of-a-kind holiday or greeting cards from a place rich with Lower Manhattan history.
These beautiful, historic prints are printed in-house and restocked daily using a hand lever letter press that dates back to the 1820s. Although they are not 19th century prices, Bowne’s merchandise is exceptionally reasonable: cards are $3, postcards are $1 and journals range from $5–$9.
211 Water Street