McNally Jackson Bookstore Poised to Open in Downtown Brooklyn

The storefront last week. Photo by Susan De Vries

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McNally Jackson’s second Brooklyn outpost is prepping to open soon in Downtown Brooklyn.

The bookstore’s owner, Sarah McNally, confirmed in an email that the plan is to open in February, although an official date has yet to be set.

Located on the ground floor of the CityPoint development at 445 Albee Square, the bookseller’s second Brooklyn store will be its largest location to date, the store tweeted recently. It will comprise two floors and roughly 5,300 square feet of space, New York Magazine reported in February 2019.

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.

Work inside the store has been moving along at a steady clip. On December 19, the store’s Instagram page posted a picture of 40,000 pounds of bookshelves being delivered to the new location.

It opens at a time when bookstores are booming in Brooklyn. The Center for Fiction, which in addition to their store also rents space to writers and holds events, opened in Fort Greene in February 2019, while nearby Greenlight Books 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.

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