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The Juilliard Store

Opening Hours
Today: 10am–6pm
Sat:
10am–4pm
Sun:
Closed
Mon:
10am–6pm
Tues:
10am–6pm
Wed:
10am–6pm
Thurs:
10am–6pm
Location
144 West 66th Street
The Juilliard Store 1 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side

Lovely classical music plays in the background of The Juilliard Store, home to official apparel, recordings, and books on all things drama, dance, and music. A children’s section is dedicated to recognizing the potential of young artists with baby bibs reading “little soprano” or “little tenor.” The fun and whimsy continues with bags of music note-shaped pasta surrounded by an array of notebooks and coffee mugs. However, the gift shop is most recognized as being one of largest brick and mortar sheet music stores in the world. It is frequented by tourists, music-appreciators, and, of course, students of the Juilliard School.

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The Juilliard Store 2 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 3 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 4 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 5 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 1 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 6 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side
The Juilliard Store 7 Bookstores Music and Instruments Lincoln Square Midtown West Upper West Side

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