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.

New York, NY

completed 2009

photos by Maggie Soladay

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.