Cafeteria & Bookstore

Good Company, the New York School of Practical Philosophy’s cafe and bookstore, offers an informal place to refresh and connect with fellow students from all levels of the School before and during the break in classes.

The cafe serves light, homemade vegetarian fare and soups along with freshly made coffee and tea most evenings and on Saturday mornings.

The School’s bookstore seeks to feed curious minds by presenting literature and reading materials drawn from a variety of Eastern and Western sources. While always changing, the inventory available for purchase is meant to strengthen private study and supplement much of the content introduced in class and in lectures presented by the School.

Suggested Reading

The following is a list of books that students have found complementary to both their individual study and the School’s teachings. Many of these books are available for purchase at the Good Company Bookstore.

A Book of QuotationsWilliam ShakespeareDover
Complete Sonnets of ShakespeareWilliam ShakespeareDover
Dialogues of Plato: Crito, Phaedo, SymposiumBenjamin Jowett (Tr)Dover
The Essential RumiColeman BarksHarperSF
The Enlightened HeartStephen MitchellHarper
The GeetaShri Purohit SwamiFaber & Faber
Good CompanyH.H. Shantanand SaraswatiStudy Society
The Great DivorceC.S. LewisHarperSF
The Heart of the Eastern Mystical TeachingH.P. ShastriShanti Sadan
Inspired TalksSwami VivekanandaRamakrishna
Letters of MozartH. Mermann, Ed.Dover
The Man Who Wanted to Meet GodH.H. Shantanand SaraswatiArgo
MeditationsMarcus AureliusDover
Meditations on the SoulMarsilio FicinoInner Traditions
No Future Without ForgivenessBishop Desmond TutuDoubleday
Old and New TestamentsKing James VersionThomas Nelson
The Perennial PhilosophyAldous HuxleyHarper
The Power of NowEckhart TolleNew World Library
The Portable EmersonCarl Bode (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Portable ThoreauCarl Bode (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Portable WhitmanMark Van Doren (ed.)Viking/Penguin
The Screwtape LettersC.S. LewisHarperSF
Shakespeare's PlaysWilliam ShakespeareArden
SiddharthaHermann HesseNew Directions
The Ten Principal UpanishadsW. B. Yeats/Shri Purohit SwamiFaber & Faber
World Within the MindH.P. ShastriShanti Sadan
Zen Flesh, Zen BonesPaul RepsShambhala
Zen in the Art of ArcheryEugen HerrigelVintage