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Goods for the Study

234 Mulberry St between Spring & Prince Sts
(212) 219-2789

Last summer, McNally Jackson Books owner Sarah McNally opened a companion store, Goods for the Study, around the corner on Mulberry Street. While both locations are dedicated to intellectual... Read More



107 Greene St between Prince & Spring Sts
(212) 226 2212

Taschen – the upscale boutique bookstore in Soho – is dedicated to museum quality art books that range from affordable pocket guides to beautiful collectible tomes. Founded by comic book... Read More


Nili Lotan

188 Duane St near Greenwich St
(212) 219-8794

Nili Lotan is arguably a modern New York women’s favorite designer, if only for her philosophy, written in stark text near the entrance of her two-tier studio and retail space in Tribeca:... Read More



181 Mott between Broome & Kenmare St
(212) 925-1200

Winnie Beattie is New York’s modern day Superwoman. She’s a wife, mother, owner of successful PR firm Siren, and runs Warm, downtown’s hottest (no pun intended) boutique with her... Read More



400 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014 (Bleecker and W. 11th)
(212) 620 4021

This offshoot of the Marc Jacobs empire is one of our favourite literary destinations in New York. Its real specialty lies in the vast array of beautiful art tomes, housed on floor-to-ceiling wooden... Read More


Three Lives & Co.

154 West 10th Street (between Waverly Pl & Greenwich Ave)
(212) 741-2069

One of the last bastions of old New York bookstores, Three Lives and Co. wears their mission statement proudly: “We exist for the reader, not the publisher, nor the marketer.” –... Read More

McNally Jackson

McNally Jackson Bookstore

52 Prince St (between Mulberry St & Lafayette St)
(212) 274-1160

A perennial favorite of bookish downtowners, McNally Jackson bears home to one of the most expertly curated collections of books in the city. Whether you need an out of print coffee table book, or a... Read More

Jack Spade

56 Greene Street (Greene & Broome)
(212) 625-1820

Started in the Warren street loft space that Andy Spade shared with his wife Kate, Jack Spade has come to be a staple of our year round wardrobe – but that wasn’t always the case.... Read More