McNally Jackson is open for business in Downtown Brooklyn.
Located on the ground floor of the City Point development at 445 Albee Square West, the bookseller’s second Brooklyn store was crowded Saturday morning. It debuted Friday evening.
Strategically placed shelves around corners and up stairways situate books in seemingly every nook and cranny of the store. Most of the store’s selection can be found in the maze-like stacks upstairs, which includes a small “rare book room” of harder-to-find used titles and a separate children’s section. In the back on the ground floor is a large section dedicated to stationery items.
The store’s popular Williamsburg location opened in 2018 in the Lewis Steel Building at 76 North 4th Street. The store also has two Manhattan locations.
McNally Jackson’s arrival in Downtown Brooklyn adds to the profusion of bookstores in the immediate area and beyond. The Center for Fiction, which in addition to their store also rents space to writers and holds events, opened in Fort Greene in 2019, while Greenlight Books, also in Fort Greene, opened a second location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in 2016. They join Cobble Hill’s Books are Magic, which opened in 2017 out of the ashes of BookCourt’s closing in Cobble Hill, among many others.
[Photos by Susan De Vries]
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