SoHo’s McNally Jackson is one of the most aesthetic and best-curated indie bookstores I’ve ever visited. Sure, the employees are the most hipster (read: the rudest) you’ll find, but that comes with the territory of being an independent bookstore in one of New York City’s trendiest areas.
I visited McNally Jackson on a Wednesday afternoon during my August New York City trip (and, yes, I’m just getting around to posting this now). The store has a great atmosphere to begin with, especially with the books hanging from the ceiling, but it certainly helps that there is a cozy coffee shop inside (though you’ll be hard-pressed to find an available seat). The selection is like no other, and I enjoyed perusing the shelves and tables for more “obscure” titles, but no worry, bestsellers are highly represented as well. During my trip I picked up My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.
After visiting the Prince Street location, I dreamed of visiting the new Williamsburg location, which is just as gorgeous if not more so. Definitely head out to visit McNally Jackson when you’re in the area- it won’t disappoint!
McNally Jackson (SoHo)
52 Prince Street
New York, New York 10012