About Us

One Grand is a curated bookstore in which celebrated thinkers, writers, artists, and other creative minds share the ten books they would take to their metaphorical desert island, providing the audience a window into the minds of some of the world’s most engaging people.


What the Critics Are Saying:

One of the “Best 25 New Stores in the World” in 2017
GQ Magazine

“Everything that Amazon is not – [a] modern, yet intimate, 550-square-foot space perched above the Delaware River, with a beautiful view of the water..”
– The New York Times

Upstate New York continues to get more intriguing as creative residents from the city are establishing new ventures up north. Lit lovers have been anticipating one in particular: One Grand, a new bookshop in Narrowsburg, which was founded by Out editor in chief Aaron Hicklin.
– Monocle

“One Grand has grown into a properly handsome shop in Narrowsburg, New York, about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Manhattan.”
– ArtInfo

“By proposing the same question to each guest curator: What 10 books would you bring to your metaphorical desert island?—Aaron [Hicklin] is framing One Grand Books with variation and intention, but more importantly, he is reviving the idea of slowing down and enjoying the search.”
– DV8 magazine