McNally Jackson Café

The owner of McNally Jackson Books, one of the largest independent booksellers in downtown Manhattan, wished to re-conceptualize the café and seating area as a place evocative of literature. The newly realized space creates visceral connections to the act of reading in each programmatic function.

Additional Info

  • Location:New York, NY
  • Date:completed 2009
  • Images:photos by Maggie Soladay Photography
  • Quote:

    On the counter there were some croissants in a basket, and he ate one and drank a cup of coffee, gazing vaguely into the street, and finally carried off, for Therese, the small pot, a cup, two pieces of sugar in his pocket, and some croissants.

    Simenon, Georges. Monsieur Monde Vanishes. 161.