by Dave Crawford

Stores stocking Doctor Who merchandise in New York City


Jim Hanley's Universe

4 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-268-7088
Located beside the Empire State Building, this is one of the largest comic book stores in the city.  They regularly order the Doctor Who magazine and Doctor Who novels.  In the past they have also sold the ceramic cookie jars (TARDIS, Dalek and Cyberhead).  They have stocked the novellas and have some Doctor Who related non-fiction books as well. 


Forbidden Planet

840 Broadway
New York, NY  10003
(212) 475-6161
(New York site)
(international site) 
One block south of Union Square, around the corner from the Virgin Megastore, and across the street from the United Artist Theatre is Forbidden Planet.  The leading retailer of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Cult Film & TV Merchandise with a chain of stores located in every major city in the UK.  Here in New York, we are fortunate as this is the only one located outside the UK.  They have stocked all the Big Finish adventures including the Dalek Empire, Gallifrey, and UNIT series and regularly stock the Doctor Who magazine and novels.  They have also had the Product Enterprise radio-controlled Dalek and talking 4th Doctor figure as well as the Gorgi die cast toys.  Occasionally they also have some other surprises shipped over from their London HQ.  I was particularly very surprised to see they had on sale a few of the Region 2 PAL discs of the new series. 


Tea and Sympathy

In the West Village at
108 Greenwich Avenue 
(between 12th & 13th Street)
New York, NY 10011
If you're looking for any good British souvenirs without actually heading across the pond, then you have to check this place out.  From post cards to tea cozies, you don't need to fly BA to get your pair of Union Jack boxer shorts.  And accordingly they also have some DVDs in stock, including those of the new series of our beloved Doctor Who. 


New York City Public Library
Mid-Manhattan Library

455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street
New York, New York 10016
This is the best kept secret of all!  I've met people who have lived here for years and never knew, the Midtown branch of the New York City Public Library has EVERY Doctor Who VHS story available that was released by BBC Video in North America.  Someone working there must be a big fan, because it is the ONLY Sci-Fi series with such an extensive collection; sometimes even multiple copies of various stories.  If that's not enough, they also have the novels available sporadically in their paperback section.  Best of all, its all FREE for New York residents! 



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Thanks to Martin Lowe for the "clockwork" design used on these pages.

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