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United Nations Bookshop


The United Nations Bookshop at UN Headquarters in New York is located in the Visitors Concourse in the General Assembly Building. It serves UN staff, delegates and the general public with the latest books published by and about the United Nations, as well as responsibly sourced merchandise.  All proceeds from sales support the work of the Organization.


 Phone: 1-212-963-7680

 Mailing Address:
 United Nations Bookshop
 New York, NY 10017

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Closed (Saturday - Sunday)
Closed Thanksgiving (28 November 2019)



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All merchandise in this catalogue can be purchased at the United Nations Bookshop, located in the concourse level of the General Assembly building at UN Headquarters in New York, accessible through the visitor’s entrance at 1st Avenue & 46th Street. Orders can also be placed by phone (1-212-963-7680) or email ( Please find the order form here to help facilitate orders by email. Items purchased are not for resale.



Tuesday, 19 November 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

The United Nations Bookshop invites you for a JAZZ CONCERT & BOOK SIGNING to mark the 60th anniversary of Art Kane’s legendary photograph, “A Great Day in Harlem”. Organized in cooperation with the UNSRC Jazz Society.

ART KANE: HARLEM 1958 (Wall Of Sound Editions) is a visual history of photographer Art Kane’s iconic image commonly known as A Great Day in Harlem, capturing 57 jazz musicians gathered outside a brownstone in New York. Art Kane was one of the most widely published photographers, appearing in magazines such as Life, Vogue, and Esquire. His images ranged from conceptual fashion editorials to portraits of musicians like Bob Dylan, The Who, and Janis Joplin, as well as political imagery that could be interpreted as a form of activism during the civil rights movement and Vietnam War. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum.

Jonathan Kane is Art Kane’s son. He began his career as the 15 year old drummer of the Kane Bros. Blues Band, touring the US, opening for blues legends Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Willie Dixon and others. He has recorded over 60 records with La Monte Young’s Forever Bad Blues Band, Rhys Chatham, and leads his own minimalist blues band Jonathan Kane’s February.




Disclaimer - The opinions expressed by participants in UN Bookshop events are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its officials or Member States.

UN Bookshop events are open to United Nations pass holders and visitors. Visitors must register in person at the Visitors’ Check-in Office (801 First Avenue at 45th Street) before passing through UN Security screening (46th Street entrance to the main UN building). For those who can't attend the events in person, live streaming or recorded videos of events are available on the UN Publications Facebook page. For further information, please email us at