McNally Jackson Books

McNally Jackson Books

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Bookstore and Coffee Shop
NoLita, New York
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  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 16, 2013
    Considered a center of Manhattan's literary culture, McNally Jackson's charming café, impressive events series, and, of course, vast book collection make it a great general interest bookstores. Read more
  • Nate S.heart icon on user image
    Nate SOctober 14, 2018
    One of the best books stores in the city. There’s a small hidden bathroom downstairs underneath the stairs. You’ll need a quarter to enter, but you can ask the staff for one if you really need to go.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksNovember 20, 2014
    Want to enjoy Brooklyn's Four & Twenty Blackbirds speciality pies in Manhattan without the long lines? Then head to McNally's Bookstore because they carry their pies. Read more
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuNovember 22, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the great indie bookstores of New York. They have a coffee shop in one corner of the corner that's a perfect place to start reading the new book you just bought.
  • Colin M. F.heart icon on user image
    Colin M. FordSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Support a local book seller and shop here! They have a load of books (obviously, make sure to make it downstairs), but also a great selection of mags and greeting cards for that last-minute purchase.
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattySeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Superb selection at this classic independent bookstore, complete with a cafe and that unique smell of coffee, old bookshelves, and new books.
  • Max S.heart icon on user image
    Max SklarMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This is probably the most positively endorsed place on foursquare (with regard to tips). People like it - and why not? It's a nice coffee shop/bookstore.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorNovember 21, 2015
    My favourite indie bookstore in the city. Check out the staff recommendation for some cool titles to consider. They have a lot of events at the basement, so do check the event listings at the entrance
  • Benjamin J.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin JohanssonAugust 20, 2014
    Kinfolk, Cereal, The Great Discontent.. This place has the newest and most trendy stuff almost instantly. And even more important, they know what they're doing and really care about print media.
  • Em P.heart icon on user image
    Em PerronMay 11, 2017
    McNally Jackson is definitely one of my favorite bookstores in NYC. There's a huge selection of books which are all well-organized and incredibly interesting. And check out their monthly events!
  • Lianne A.heart icon on user image
    Lianne AiAugust 15, 2017
    Absolutely my fav. place to go. Love the fact that it doesn't close early. And it has many independent magazines and books. Poetry section is nice:) And it sells my fav. notebook (little and black).
  • Lee B.heart icon on user image
    Lee ByronJanuary 10, 2015
    High density of excellent books ranging from popular to esoteric. Great cookbook section and don't miss the print-your-own-book press next to the snack bar.
  • Malene H.heart icon on user image
    Malene HaldMay 6, 2016
    Great selection of books, really nice children's department. Very good inhouse coffeeshop with great selection of baked goods and sandwiches. You can also get your own book printed here.
  • Kristinaheart icon on user image
    KristinaFebruary 13, 2016
    lovely book store including a machine that prints personal books. Right in the shop you'll find a lovely cafe that keeps you caffeinated for reading through your newly shopped treasures
  • Will H.heart icon on user image
    Will HarahanOctober 18, 2018
    A lovely, curated bookstore that I hope remains in the neighborhood. The bathroom is coin operated & there’s no WiFi.
  • Veronica D.heart icon on user image
    Veronica DragonettiOctober 1, 2016
    Best place in The city. You can eat a bagle and drink a coffee reading a fashion magazine
  • J Crowleyheart icon on user image
    J CrowleyFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The picante is mind blowing delicious and a steal at $9. Go all fat kid on the chorizo + cheese samples while you wait.
  • Michelle D.heart icon on user image
    Michelle DickterDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place in NY. Nicest people, amusing view, best books and awesome cafeteria (love the cappuccino, the bagles and the egg sandwich). Sorry no wifi.
  • Timelessnomadheart icon on user image
    TimelessnomadAugust 10, 2015
    The design and cookbook section are right next to each other so needless to say I found pure bliss in a 10 square food section of the store. They have a little cafe too.
  • Rob
    RobAugust 8, 2013
    A carefully curated selection of books, great coffee, a soundtrack of the most perfect jazz, and PoD independent books. We've all fantasized about running this business; they made it happen.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 31, 2011
    The best literary hot spot boasts a warm atmosphere, well-curated selection and convivial café. It also has the city’s first Espresso Book Machine, which prints a growing number of texts on demand. Read more
  • MrsCorksterheart icon on user image
    MrsCorksterJune 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Superb curation of new and notable fiction. Download the Goodreads app so you can scan titles and add them to your list. Good place to visit when you feel your Kindle is just not tactile enough.
  • Veronica R.heart icon on user image
    Veronica RayNovember 26, 2017
    Love the magazine selection. Always come here if I'm in the area.
  • Sarah W.heart icon on user image
    Sarah WhiteOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Outstanding and unique selection of design books and magazines. Plus a nice little cafe. Best bookstore I've been to.
  • Margaret C.heart icon on user image
    Margaret CzeislerApril 4, 2013
    Amazing selection of non-fiction & fiction. Plus- Leuchtturm1917 notebooks & excellent selection of magazines (self service, gentlewoman, another magazine) w/art books from rizzoli, phaidon & tashen
  • Elizabeth C.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth CarrJuly 20, 2014
    Wonderful bookstore with pastries stocked from Balthazar and tasty house-made quiches. Coffee is quite good also. Great place to relax for an afternoon.
  • Sharon T.heart icon on user image
    Sharon TJune 27, 2015
    I love this bookstore. It has a ride variety of books and you never feel rushed. You can browse for hours and should you get thirsty you can always get a cup of coffee.
  • Madeline M.heart icon on user image
    Madeline McDavidJanuary 7, 2016
    Fantastic selection of books a cross a wide range of disciplines. Fiction is sorted by geographic origin (e.g. Russia, South America, etc) which is pretty cool.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaFebruary 3, 2014
    McNally Jackson Bookstore is a great place to scour for your next read and to do homework. They also have a café to provide you with much needed refreshments for those late night study sessions.
  • Suraj S.heart icon on user image
    Suraj SavaliaOctober 6, 2016
    Really enjoy coming here and picking up a book about urban planning or architecture. #nerd but they have lots of great books. And coffee.
  • Ariel V.
    Ariel VieraOctober 17, 2014
    Buy a book, any book, and support the printed word so it can last a little longer. Bookstores are a dying breed, and this one needs to stay as long as it can.
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DFebruary 2, 2013
    Great soho book shop teaches your kids about steam punk while letting them make steam punk themed valentines. Upstairs cafe has great bran muffins and lattes and baristas will talk Shakespeare.
  • D&A Travel: A.
    D&A Travel: AndersDecember 29, 2013
    [Shopping] A truly great book store with clever selections, great magazine department, a good cafe and strong programming with author readings almost every night (mcnallyjackson.com/event).
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    JenJuly 17, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Charming bookstore! Big selection and you can grab a coffee in the cafe. Not a lot of seating.
  • Tracey C.
    Tracey ChurrayNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stumptown coffee is always welcome but you're missing out if you don't sample the always delicious cookies. Try the salted peanut butter, you'll thank me later.
  • Loren
    LorenJuly 22, 2015
    Grab a book, staff will help you choose, and read on one of their fold down tables with a cannele and coffee. Cutest book-themed decor.
  • Basakheart icon on user image
    BasakNovember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite coffee spots in SoHo. Check out their awesome magazine section while you are waiting for your coffee/tea.
  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Buy an Arnold Palmer (drink). Buy an Arnold Palmer (book). You're now part of the elite APx2 club. Achievement unlocked.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 1, 2014
    My favourite bookstore in all the world! Independent printing press. Great coffee. Superb staff. Just all kinds of wonderful
  • Shopikon
    ShopikonOctober 7, 2011
    A bookstore like it should be: bright, enthusiastic staff, a balanced selection and awesome coffee. Readings on a nightly basis. A great place for writers and those who like to stalk them.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    The store makes you want to read. But even more interesting, it makes customers want to write, as it has an in-house machine that prints and binds your own paperbacks. Read more
  • Ryan W.heart icon on user image
    Ryan WhalenAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of travel writing and guides, books in Spanish and French, and lots of other categories. You can stay here for hours.
  • Citi Bikeheart icon on user image
    Citi BikeMay 3, 2015
    One of favorite independent booksellers. But, they also have an incredible greeting card selection! Dock a Citi Bike nearby at Prince St and Mott St.
  • Freya
    FreyaMarch 27, 2019
    I picked up a signed copy of Patti Smith’s Just Kids after seeing it on her Instagram 📖 Beautiful book shop and friendly staff!
  • Eman A.heart icon on user image
    Eman AbdulazizAugust 26, 2018
    A modern book store with limited selection of books. It was okay. Loved accommodating cafe with its design.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi USeptember 7, 2014
    Independent book store in this age that serves something other than Starbucks coffee? Plus this espresso book machine. You must at least check out this place
  • Margot G.
    Margot GDecember 23, 2011
    The turkey sandwich with thyme and side salad with cranberries is delicious! The green iced tea with pear is fantastic! The apple pie looks amazing, but haven't tried it yet.
  • Karissa✨heart icon on user image
    Karissa✨February 10, 2015
    A truly lovely bookstore. The selection is terrific, and so is the atmosphere. The bathroom is pretty neat, too -- it's coin-operated.
  • Geoffroy B.heart icon on user image
    Geoffroy BablonMay 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Psss if they're serving pie at the cafe, especially cobbler, don't pass on it. Ask them to warm it up for you.
  • Malene H.heart icon on user image
    Malene HaldMay 6, 2016
    Really good coffee and baked goods in the small café inside the store. Very nice selection of children's books.
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