McNally Jackson Books

McNally Jackson Books

Bookstore and Coffee Shop
NoLita, New York
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  • Zack D.
    "Great selection of design books and hard to find magazine titles."(21 Tips)
    Madeline M.
    "Fantastic selection of books a cross a wide range of disciplines."(9 Tips)
    Morgan M.
    "Salted peanut butter cookie is BOMB."(4 Tips)
    timoni w.
    "The friendly cafe brews Stumptown, and uses a great soy milk."(45 Tips)
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  • Veronica R.
    Veronica Ray2 weeks ago
    Love the magazine selection. Always come here if I'm in the area.
  • Charlotte D.
    Charlotte Dunne3 weeks ago
    Delicious coffee and and endless array of books - what more could you want?
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui Yu3 weeks ago
    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.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MooreNovember 10
    NY institution. Great books/stationary store - you can even have your own books bound there.
  • Grace R.
    Grace RahmanOctober 22
    The cookies!! my mom also said the dudes were hot
  • Lianne A.
    Lianne AiAugust 15
    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).
  • Alex R.
    they ordered some Saidiya Hartman for me which was nice
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny ChengJuly 17
    Been here 10+ times
    Charming bookstore! Big selection and you can grab a coffee in the cafe. Not a lot of seating.
  • Em P.
    Em PerronMay 11
    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!
  • Malika
    MalikaMay 1
    If I am not sure what to read I can't make a wrong choice at McNally❤
  • Sibel C.
    Sibel ChefApril 20
    Good selection of books , less popular but more special
  • Nicolas W.
    Great for books & bagels
  • Katerina A.
    Very cute 🤗
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangMarch 20
    Get an Iced Hazelnut Latte! It's so light and fluffy. There is also a bathroom downstairs.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"December 30, 2016
    They have a coffee shop in this bookstore.
  • Miguel
    MiguelNovember 27, 2016
    Check their well-stocked psychoanalysis section.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Suraj S.
    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.
  • Veronica D.
    Veronica DragonettiOctober 1, 2016
    Best place in The city. You can eat a bagle and drink a coffee reading a fashion magazine
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MorrealeSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Salted peanut butter cookie is BOMB. Type of bookstore you could spend hours in
  • David F.
    David FiresterAugust 30, 2016
    This is a great spot to read and grab some good coffee.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonAugust 10, 2016
    Lovely space. Author visits down stairs.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesAugust 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Card selection on point 👌🏻
  • Mateus O.
    Mateus OazemJune 8, 2016
    They were so grumpy. Bummer. Great place, tho.
  • Malene H.
    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.
  • Malene H.
    Malene HaldMay 6, 2016
    Really good coffee and baked goods in the small café inside the store. Very nice selection of children's books.
  • Stuart L.
    old fashioned press for printing books. Nice NYC magazines.
  • Trever P.
    Trever PolakApril 28, 2016
    Good selection, but I don't think they sell any used books and thus it's far too expensive to buy anything.
    Upvoted Oct 27
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrunoApril 22, 2016
    Weird thought: The smell of this place is amazing. I can't be alone on this.
  • Lettuce B.
    Lettuce BApril 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Books and coffee. What else do you want?
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BogomolovApril 15, 2016
    Lovely place to read a book. And buy a book.
  • Roman T.
    Roman TemkinApril 4, 2016
    One of my favorite places in the city to go to and relax!
  • Sung H.
    Sung HwangMarch 11, 2016
    Place to read with a cup of coffee. Not good enough for work as it does not have wifi :(
  • Tarik F.
    Tarik FayadFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite place to write. No wifi, but that makes it easier to concentrate and get things done.
  • Kristina
    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
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezFebruary 10, 2016
    Good place the cafe I love that I can read and get something sweet at the same time to eat
  • Bob S.
    Bob St ClaireFebruary 7, 2016
    What a real bookstore should be about....knowledge here that you won't find at B&N.
  • ben b.
    ben baileyFebruary 5, 2016
    Great bookstore (and check out it's sister stationery store a few blocks down!)
  • fumi h.
    fumi hrswFebruary 1, 2016
    I love this latte
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanJanuary 31, 2016
    Cute cafe if you can get a good seat.
  • Devon L.
    Devon LawrenceJanuary 14, 2016
    Great local bookstore. A neighborhood gem!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrJanuary 11, 2016
    Best bookstore in NYC.
  • Madeline M.
    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.
  • Reem
    ReemDecember 11, 2015
    Love this bookstore/coffee shop, super trendy and cool place to relax 😍
  • Rosario M.
    Rosario Muñoz RuizDecember 1, 2015
    Books, ambiance
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 29, 2015
    I've been haunting bookstores for years and have never run across this one. Big store with a very helpful staff!
  • 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
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluNovember 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.
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaNovember 19, 2015
    Great selection, lots of local publishers too
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiEOctober 13, 2015
    Always a great location to escape the chaos in. The book selection is awesome and current!
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannSeptember 28, 2015
    Usually good events happening downstairs, be sure to check it out
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenSeptember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    the best bookstore. great card / magazine selection too
  • Nate B.
    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.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KardousAugust 27, 2015
    The staff is a bit aloof, but the store and inventory is first rate. Don't forget to check out their stationary store around the corner on Mulberry Street.
  • Niccolo O.
    Niccolo OlivaresAugust 25, 2015
    Books, café
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MAugust 24, 2015
    I've found lots of low priced gems in the discount section
  • Kate M.
    Kate MeepAugust 16, 2015
    They stock titles that aren't usually in regular bookstores, which is always great.
  • Timelessnomad
    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.
  • Brent C.
    Brent CaswellAugust 2, 2015
    Have a quarter for the bathroom downstairs.
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddJuly 29, 2015
    Super friendly staff and fun "espresso printing" machine at front.
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LeeJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My great love. If there is one place I could sit in forever in NYC, it is here.
  • Tori P.
    Tori ParenteJuly 24, 2015
    Modern book palace.
  • 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.
  • laura r.
    laura ramirezJuly 17, 2015
    Nice place there's always the latest books that come out and also books that are classic and fun there's a little bit of everything what I like the most about it is that I can sit and get food
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceJune 29, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Lapsing souchong tea, coffee, books, cafe seating
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiuJune 28, 2015
    Favorite bookstore in the entire city. So many amazing design books.
  • Sharon T.
    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.
  • MrsCorkster
    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.
  • Ren W.
    Ren WJune 18, 2015
    A bookstore with selections of almost all categories.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceJune 13, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bookstore in Nolita
  • Jack C.
    Jack CurryJune 6, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Café has no wifi, no power outlets – perfect for closing yourself off from the world and just getting things done
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanMay 25, 2015
    Great fold down reading tables in the cafe.
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 17, 2015
    A beautiful bookshop/cafe with some great events in the evenings.
  • Geoffroy B.
    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.
  • Christine A.
    Amazing bookstore. They don't have them like this anymore.
  • Racked
    RackedMay 5, 2015
    Two floors of books, fashion magazines, a Stumptown brew, and many author readings and signings.
  • Citi Bike
    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.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HolmMay 1, 2015
    At the very least stop by for the coffee, they serve Sightglass out of San Francisco
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LamApril 26, 2015
    They have a lot of really good but not mass marketed books here
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sightglass coffee served here
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie ChenApril 3, 2015
    One of the few quiet coffee places on a weekday morning. Or maybe I just get lucky?
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 21, 2015
    Indie bookstore with good coffee and Wi-Fi.
  • Madhawi G.
    Madhawi GMarch 8, 2015
    They have really good books here. Te cafe is super cute too.
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochMarch 6, 2015
    This is a truly wonderful bookshop.
  • Cara L.
    Cara LauMarch 2, 2015
    Always something new to find
  • Jonnie H.
    Jonnie HallmanMarch 1, 2015
    They brew Sightglass beans.
  • Luke
    LukeFebruary 28, 2015
    Wish there were more places like this on earth
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyFebruary 16, 2015
    Cute bookstore with a small cafe
  • Ron C.
    Ron CabreraFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite bookstores in the city, please support an author by shopping here. And let's not let bookstores die.
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerFebruary 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.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.February 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best book store inthe city
  • J Crowley
    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.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerFebruary 1, 2015
    Amazing and bright bookstore. Good selection!
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuFebruary 1, 2015
    This place is awesome! Enjoy Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie without leaving Manhattan! And publish your own book with the espresso printer!
  • John M.
    John MichaelJanuary 29, 2015
    Best bookstore in New York. The cafe is a good place to get some reading and work done too!
  • Sean N.
    Sean NickleyJanuary 18, 2015
    Great curated staff selection. Awesome journals and stationary!
  • James C.
    James CroninJanuary 10, 2015
    Great books store, especially for Designers.
  • Lee B.
    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.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaJanuary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Though it appears small, they have a bigger selection than you would imagine.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentJanuary 3, 2015
    Get their event calendar for exclusive book signings!
  • Michelle D.
    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.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseDecember 28, 2014
    Saw RL Stein doing a reading here once. Don't leave without checking out the stationary section.
  • Cara L.
    Cara LauDecember 8, 2014
    Great magazine selection
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiDecember 7, 2014
    Get a book printed and binded here in about six minutes.
  • Janine Q.
    Janine QuatrevingtDecember 7, 2014
    Browse for inspiration and never leave empty handed!
  • madison m.
    madison masseyDecember 4, 2014
    Green tea with pear goes well with a book.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneDecember 3, 2014
    Get one of the salted peanut butter cookies from the café. It will improve your quality of life.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaNovember 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The baristas here make a real good latte.
  • 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
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The atmosphere here just makes me want to buy all the books.
  • Solène M.
    Solène MaîtreNovember 5, 2014
    Often busy and no wifi. Great soups. Inspiring place. And I saw Taylor Swift there.
  • Brena S.
    Brena SenaNovember 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    check out the Spanish bookclub Friday nights!
  • Sarah W.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Karen N.
    Karen NgOctober 11, 2014
    Nice selection of design books
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 10, 2014
    Explore The Folio Society’s hardcover classics at the pop-up shop at McNally Jackson through November 14.
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 10, 2014
    Acura MDX shuttles are available to you for free New Yorker Festival transportation this Saturday and Sunday from SIR Stage37 and McNally Jackson all day.
  • 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
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The ideal, quiet spot to take a work break and grab an Arnold Palmer.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 18, 2014
    Have a stumptown coffee
  • Chris N.
    Chris NatoliSeptember 15, 2014
    Literature is sorted by nation, which is awesome. The poli sci / philosophy section downstairs is really good for its size (small).
  • 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
  • cindy h.
    cindy hoSeptember 6, 2014
    Apparently the communal area downstairs is for long, loud conversations.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 3, 2014
    Go for a coffee, stay for the books
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of design books and hard to find magazine titles.
  • Jason
    JasonAugust 27, 2014
    Fun bookstore to catch up on reading! Good selection
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CarrAugust 24, 2014
    Homemade quiche, well-sourced pastries, good coffee.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LAugust 22, 2014
    Giant selection, great coffee and pastries inside too.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Ben Lerner on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new novel 10:04. Read more
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin D.August 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.
  • Herman Y.
    Herman YungAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the city's best bookstores. Buy a book and sit at their cafe to read.
  • Shinal
    ShinalAugust 19, 2014
    Damn good iced latte.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyAugust 18, 2014
    Now serving Sightglass coffee! Read more
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WhalenAugust 17, 2014
    Great selection of travel writing and guides, books in Spanish and French, and lots of other categories. You can stay here for hours.
  • Brena S.
    Brena SenaAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    the books are awesome, the coffee is great (Stumptown), the Spanish book club is a hidden gem, and their goods for the study store (on Mulberry) is my fav place on earth. Boom
  • 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
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezAugust 8, 2014
    Great addition to the neighborhood - books are always in style.
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OAugust 7, 2014
    Tons of great options with a small cafe. Such a lovely bookstore in SoHo/NoLita
  • Leigh Anne Z.
    Great local bookstore. I like to buy gifts from the NYC section (top of the stairs).
  • Samuel H.
    Samuel HowardAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Possibly the best indy bookstore in NYC. Good selection of poetry books downstairs. Listen to recommendations by "Matt".
  • Varun S.
    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.
  • NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Nice coffee shop in a quite little bookstore. If you and your mentor are avid readers, choose this place!
  • Henry C.
    Henry CaseyAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Make friends with the staff. They are excellent people.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new novel Lila. Read more
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Daphne Merkin on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new collection of essays, The Fame Lunches. Read more
  • Isha P.
    Isha PatelJuly 22, 2014
    McJ Bookstore and Cafe is quite simply one of my favorite places in the entire city.
  • Elizabeth C.
    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.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Donald Antrim on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new collection of short stories, The Emrald Light in the Air. Read more
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeJune 22, 2014
    This independent bookstore has a wide selection of books, stumptown coffee, and an awesome lineup of speakers and events.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Emily Gould on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new novel Friendship. Also with Elif Batuman. Read more
  • Benjamin T.
    Benjamin TincqMay 31, 2014
    Fantastic book selection with a cozy coffee place inside. Highly recommended
  • Giovanni C.
    No free WiFi here.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Michael Cunningham on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new novel The Snow Queen. Read more
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 28, 2014
    Gothamist says, "Gorgeous store... stellar reading series and impeccable stationary selection." AND THEY ARE RIGHT. Read more
  • Naomi J.
    Naomi JeanApril 24, 2014
    This bookstore has been blessed by Taylor Swift.
  • The Daily Out - thedailyout.com F.
    Great cool book selection,
  • Allison E.
    Allison EspositoMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a book, a coffee, and a seat.There are benches outside in the warmer weather if inside is packed.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HargraveMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice little independent bookstore with a cute coffee shop inside.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchildtMarch 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    it's all about the salted peanut butter cookie.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their chocolate chip cookies are insane
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SurberFebruary 12, 2014
    Cool bookshop with a cafe and .25 cent bathroom. Soho richy riches though.
  • 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.
  • Kathy L.
    Kathy LiJanuary 24, 2014
    No knitwear magazines sold here.
  • Brooklyn
    BrooklynJanuary 17, 2014
    No wifi. Can't find public plugs.
  • Yiannis
    YiannisJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The salted peanut butter cookies they sell in the café willll make you wanna slap yo mama!
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressJanuary 3, 2014
    Meet Sarah McCarry on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM as she discusses and signs copies of her debut novel All Our Pretty Songs. Also with Mariah Fredericks and Adele Griffin. Read more
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BajurnyJanuary 2, 2014
    Great travel section
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Lisbeth O.
    Lisbeth OrtegaOctober 17, 2013
    Check out their book espresso machine! It prints out books on the spot.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxOctober 15, 2013
    Meet Deborah Solomon on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new biography, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell. Read more
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey FrancesOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect for coffee and snack while lusting over their great collection
  • Julien G.
    Julien G.October 9, 2013
    Lovely bookstore.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxSeptember 16, 2013
    Meet literary critic John Freeman on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book, How to Read a Novelist. Read more
  • Colin M. F.
    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.
  • Kurt J.
    Kurt JAugust 30, 2013
    Super cute bookstore!
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet biologist Aaron Hirsh on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book Telling Our Way to the Sea. Read more
  • Nick D.
    Nick DrandakisAugust 19, 2013
    Nice bookstore with a cute cafe, that does not provide wifi. Mega fail.
  • 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.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 22, 2013
    As one of the most comprehensive independent bookstores in the city, McNally Jackson hosts speakers like Lena Dunham and Tavi Gevinson.
  • 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
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongMay 25, 2013
    No WiFi :-(
  • Leah K.
    Leah KozakMay 24, 2013
    It costs a quarter to use the restroom. Nice sink.
  • Dee
    DeeMay 14, 2013
    Awesome bookstore.. staff are so friendly and helpful but who isn't in lovely new york!!! :)
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Christian Wiman and Averill Curdy, poets and colleagues at Poetry Magazine on Wed. May 8, 2013 at 7PM. Each will read from their newest collections, My Bright Abyss and Song & Error. Read more
  • Mary M.
    Mary MeadeApril 10, 2013
    The expression book printing machine is here. Email them to make sure they are available
  • timoni w.
    timoni westApril 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The friendly cafe brews Stumptown, and uses a great soy milk.
  • Margaret C.
    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
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressMarch 21, 2013
    Meet architect and historian Stephane Kirkland as he reads from his new book Paris Reborn. Also in conversation with David Downie. Read more
  • Hugo A.
    Hugo AmsellemMarch 12, 2013
    Cool people and amazing mocha!
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Sam Lipsyte (The Fun Parts) and Nathaniel Rich (Odds Against Tomorrow) on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Read more
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Super friendly baristas in the back making delicious lattes. The bathrooms downstairs cost 25 cents to use, and smell like a homeless person. Saw Lena Dunham here once.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BurdinMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down best curated selection of books downtown.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Offers one of the most extensive collections of Spanish language books in Manhattan.
  • Gagan R.
    Gagan RanaFebruary 23, 2013
    Favorite bookstore in the neighborhood. Grab a coffee and bagel at the cafe!
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxFebruary 21, 2013
    Meet Aleksandar Hemon on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his memoir The Book of My Lives. Read more
  • Amber V.
    Amber Van DrieFebruary 21, 2013
    My new favorite place. Stumptown coffee, wonderful selection of books, letterpress cards and very friendly/helpful staff. I'm in love.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CurrinFebruary 20, 2013
    Really well curated, like how borders used to be, only charming.
  • Maria A.
    Maria AlbertiFebruary 9, 2013
    The best atmosphere!
  • Guapologa
    GuapologaFebruary 3, 2013
    Love the personalization option
  • 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.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxJanuary 25, 2013
    Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book of rock lyrics, The Word on the Street. Also with Nick Laird. Read more
  • Duane H.
    Duane HoseinDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic coffee. They also make the best chicken salad that I have ever tasted.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxDecember 19, 2012
    Meet James Lasdun on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book, Give Me Everything You Have. Read more
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxDecember 12, 2012
    Meet Oliver Burkeman on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM as he reads from his new book The Antidote. Read more
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenNovember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The milk at their coffee bar is cow to table in 36 hours. That's insanely fresh.
  • jake f.
    jake furstSeptember 14, 2012
    a lovely spot for a coffee and a think near the foursquare office. don't you just feel smarter inside a bookstore, or is that just me?
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxSeptember 13, 2012
    Meet Ian Frazier on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days. Read more
  • al b.
    al bedellSeptember 1, 2012
    Best book store in the city probs
  • Flor
    FlorAugust 25, 2012
    Beautiful bookstore... you can find here exclusive HANDMADE books... how cool is that?
  • SimpsonN
    SimpsonNJuly 31, 2012
    Best bookshop in the city!
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab some delicious coffee and browse the fabulous selection of international art and fashion magazines.
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayJuly 23, 2012
    One of the best bookstores in Manhattan!
  • Danny M.
    Danny MartinMay 27, 2012
    Yeah. Such a warm atmosphere that they forgot to turn the AC on in the sweltering heat.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FreelandMay 26, 2012
    Very few places in new York that I'd miss more than here.
  • Geraldine A.
    Geraldine AlvarezMay 21, 2012
    You need a quarter to use the bathroom.
  • St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's PressMay 10, 2012
    Meet comedian Dave Hill on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his first book, Tasteful Nudes. Read more
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Rich Cohen on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new book, The Fish That Ate the Whale, a biography of Samuel Zemurray.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HMay 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great destination for an afternoon coffee run sans line! Be sure to ask for the soy if you so desire; they keep it behind the counter.
  • Ranjan R.
    Ranjan RoyMay 1, 2012
    No working wifi, but atmosphere makes it the perfect place to read or write without 'net distractions (as I check in on 4square)
  • Bastian B.
    Bastian BeyerApril 27, 2012
    The rhubarb pie is huuuuge. And awesome
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Meet Rosecrans Baldwin on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his memoir Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.
  • Cheryl Y.
    Cheryl YeohApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Used to come here every weekend to work until they took wifi away :( Still great for people watching or reading. Love the ambiance and decor. My kinda cafe-bookstore.
  • Omniformer S.
    OMNIFORMER'S FAVORITE BOOKSTORE $ CAFE!.. this place frees ideas better acid. But don't come here, its already too crowded.
  • Elysa T.
    Elysa Tocny-CastryMarch 22, 2012
    No comment...
  • Max S.
    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.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't miss the amazing array of letterpressed and hand-printed cards by the register. Rifle, Enormous Champion, Yellow Owl Workshop, Beau Ideal, & so many more!
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongFebruary 18, 2012
    Love this place for the vibe, but heads up there's no wifi
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncFebruary 15, 2012
    Read a book & grab a coffee.
  • Niki E.
    Niki EnglishFebruary 12, 2012
    Pretentious baristas. Made a mistake ordering and instead of being kid insisted on the last word and me paying the difference. Talked under her breath about me within earshot. How rude.
  • susanna
    susannaFebruary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    good books, good coffee. what more does one need?
  • Helen S.
    Helen SJanuary 26, 2012
    always a good selection, i like the big table and chairs downstairs. everyone needs a place to plop in a bookstore.
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxJanuary 13, 2012
    Meet Sarah Manguso on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM as she reads from her new book, The Guardians.
  • Jane M.
    Jane MermelJanuary 8, 2012
    As if this place needs another endorsement--the best. Cafe is also great for a stop after the young designer's market around the corner.
  • esther c.
    esther choJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the apple blueberry crumb pie + earls grey pot of tea!
  • Phatgoose
    PhatgooseDecember 31, 2011
    Must try the iced tea!
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BDecember 23, 2011
    Great place to take a break from SoHo shopping. Small indie bookshop, cafe on top, bathroom down below.
  • 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.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SilverDecember 20, 2011
    Abundant and beautifully curated selection, with thoughtful employee picks. Great magazine selection and exhaustive events schedule. My favorite bookstore in town, hands down.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BDecember 18, 2011
    Good selection of magazines. Could spend hours hovering over the staff picks. A nice escape if you find yourself stuck in Soho on the weekends.
  • Nadia N.
    Nadia NeophytouNovember 23, 2011
    Also, stop by the "expression printing press" and look for the off-cuts that are given away as little notebooks - for free!
  • Nadia N.
    Nadia NeophytouNovember 21, 2011
    Great spot for getting work done. There's no free wifi so that takes away unnecessary distractions on one's laptop. The books in the store - well now that's another story completely!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 21, 2011
    Winner of Best Bookstore (New) in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Use the Expresso Book Machine to self publish just about anything.
  • Anastasia D.
    Anastasia DiakakiNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hot chocolate!
  • 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
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie R.October 31, 2011
    Has the feel of a vanishing NYC: a neighborhood book store with an idiosyncratic taste (well, not really, but close).
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Farrar, Straus & GirouxOctober 13, 2011
    Meet Paul La Farge on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM as he reads from his new novel, Luminous Airplanes. Also with Ed Park.
  • Humane Society
    Humane SocietyOctober 11, 2011
    Join Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, as he interviews NYT executive editor Jill Abramson on her new book, "The Puppy Diaries." Tuesday Oct 11, 7pm Read more
  • Humane Society M.
    Humane Society ManagerOctober 11, 2011
    Join Wayne Pacelle president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States on 10/11/11 at 7pm, as he interviews New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson on her new book, "The Puppy Diaries." Read more
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 11, 2011
    Go make a book at The McNally Jackson Bookstore in Nolita. Read more
  • @BigAppleScoop
    @BigAppleScoopOctober 9, 2011
    We're still into books because of them. We go for the books and stay for the coffee.
  • 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.
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiESeptember 29, 2011
    While I do love the cozy ambiance, many magazines are out of date & the food counter has uber dry cookies - bleh!
  • Dorina Y.
    Dorina YuenSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Another great experience. Looking for a gift w very specific parameters; Roger came though w flying colors. Think he's the food expert & was great to speak with someone passionate about their craft.
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie R.September 13, 2011
    Good selection of titles, not your ordinary franchise stuff
  • Julie D.
    Julie DiBellaSeptember 13, 2011
    Staff at the register could not be less friendly
  • Logan F.
    Logan FinlaySeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here when you need to get someone a gift. Browse the new & noteworthy tables and take their recommendations!
  • adroyt
    adroytAugust 22, 2011
    Coffee table books make such great accents around the home. You'll find some of the newest releases in design and architecture books here. Their book signing events are wonderful, too.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KristinAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I love the yogurt with granola and Bananas!
  • Blake A.
    Blake AlcantaraJuly 24, 2011
    Good staff recommendations. Friendly and well-read, and great book selection. Plus there's a coffee shop attached...what else is there?
  • Sean M.
    Sean MJuly 22, 2011
    Amazing mystery section
  • MalJNew
    MalJNewJuly 22, 2011
    What a nice little bookstore.
  • Peter
    PeterJuly 11, 2011
    One of my favorite bookstores, ever. I know it's a cliche, but you REALLY can spend hours in here browsing the stacks. Awesome selection of cool magazines too.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.July 9, 2011
    Lovely store and books to match! Today's wifi pw is "vacation"...
  • Val T.
    Val TJune 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE the selection of quirky/witty cards and Moleskines.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FuhrJune 13, 2011
    Follow these folks on Twitter. It's a brilliant read. Read more
  • Aiah W.
    Aiah WiederJune 5, 2011
    One of only a handful of bookstores I have ever been in where the (eclectic) staff selections were ALL books I would read. Seriously.
  • Sam R.
    Sam RosenbergMay 25, 2011
    More hot sauce.
  • Dorina Y.
    Dorina YuenMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Support independents! Super friendly staff and can special order any book, no extra charge and fast.
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasMay 22, 2011
    Wide range of books, comfy chairs to seat in and read for hours and nice in-store café. What else could you ask for?
  • Jökull Sólberg A.
    Lovely place, good coffee but WiFi was not working and barista wouldn't help.
  • Xiaoyi L.
    Xiaoyi LMarch 13, 2011
    The only drawback: they have only one restroom here for everyone. :(
  • Roel v.
    Roel van der VenFebruary 18, 2011
    The wifi password here is 'chapters'
  • Zhila S.
    Zhila SNovember 28, 2010
    Their cafe serves stumptown coffee, go with a nice cappuccino and you won't be sorry.
  • Todd S.
    Todd SimmonsNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best bookstores in Manhattan. And they carry the Brooklyn Rail!
  • Alexander F.
    Alexander FringesOctober 25, 2010
    Amazing oasis among the big "Fox Books" super stores these days. Oh and Wifi password for "McNally Jackson" network is "chocolate"
  • Bob L.
    Bob LoblawOctober 24, 2010
    If you have Ames as your Barista... Make sure to tip him.
  • Henry C.
    Henry CaseySeptember 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Simply, the nicest bookstore in the city, and the most well run magazine stand in the area.
  • DidiTH Ad! W.
    DidiTH Ad! W!jaYaAugust 27, 2010
    Robert.T.Kiyosaki..., Good books for bussiness education...
  • Maria E.
    Maria ErikssonAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The yoghurt with granola is like eating sugar with a spoon. Not really recommended
  • HuffPost
    HuffPostJuly 6, 2010
    Our neighborhood bookstore has a great selection, friendly staff and a lovely cafe.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    Check out the free Saturday Storytimes (at 12 noon) with creative craft activities, just right for kids ages 3-8.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • galfromdownunder
    galfromdownunderJune 13, 2010
    I just saw a picture of a penis with a hairclip clamped around it in a book called the Bedwetter By Sarah Silverman
  • Grace T.
    Grace ToyMay 29, 2010
    Go this indie bookstore for wonderful selection of books and other goods. Check out the quirky cafe when you need a break, and *psst...the restroom is literally, "wild"!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CarneroApril 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best export from Winnpeg since the Jets.
  • Nikki H.
    Nikki HodgdonApril 9, 2010
    If you are in a rush do NOT order anything from the cafe. Sandwhiches are small and drinks are overpriced, but if you see the artichoke sandwhich GET IT! Best sandwhich I've ever had.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ChapmanMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Dustin & Steve C are super knowledgeable
  • Diana N.
    Diana NFebruary 25, 2010
    Readings are fun, esp. the Q&A.
  • Lawrence O.
    Lawrence O'TooleFebruary 1, 2010
    Great Americano. They use Stumptown!
  • Lawrence O.
    Lawrence O'TooleFebruary 1, 2010
    Really good Americano. They use Stumptown!
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJanuary 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    they have Stumptown coffee. : )
  • Danyel S.
    Danyel SmithJanuary 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    the best bookstore. super helpful clerks. great cafe.
  • Alex @1LX
    Alex @1LXNovember 17, 2009
    Just met @garyvee here. Iced tea is awesome :-)
  • andrew b.
    andrew bartelJune 13, 2009
    have lemon verbena tea and free wifi
  • Carolina A.
    Una delicia para los amantes de la Literatura y perderse en estanterías. Tienen una pequeña cafetería en la que se puede tomar un tentempié mientras se disfruta de alguna buena lectura.
  • Betti C.
    Betti CumplidoAugust 2, 2016
    Tienen ordenados los libros por países: una maravilla. La cafetería es adorable (:
  • Gabriela S.
    Gabriela SeijoMarch 16, 2015
    De todo! Hasta Kinfolk. Hermosa librería
  • Isabel Z.
    Isabel ZapataJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Además de ser un espacio padrísimo, tienen una excelente selección de libros en español. Y buen café y pancito, que siempre se agradece.
  • Damià G.
    Damià GallardoAugust 20, 2011
    La sección de literatura en español es pequeña pero vale la pena visitarla: la selección está muy bien.
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