McNally Jackson Owner Sells Hip Staplers at New Nolita Office Supply Store

By Andrea Swalec on May 14, 2013 7:09am 

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 The owner of McNally Jackson Books on Prince Street has opened a stationery and furniture store on Mulberry Street.
McNally Jackson Store: Goods for the Study
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NOLITA — People who keep farm-fresh produce in the kitchen and high-thread-count sheets in the bedroom have a new spot to shop for something better than the standard Swingline stapler in the office.

The team behind the popular McNally Jackson Books on Prince Street now also runs the nearby McNally Jackson Store: Goods for the Study, a boutique the sells up-market office goods like a wooden stapler ($35) and matching wooden tape dispenser ($41.50).

Owner Sarah McNally said all the items in the 234 Mulberry St. shop, which offers stationery, desk goods, furniture and art, are there to stimulate the mind.

"Everything in the shop is related to sitting and thinking and working," she said. "Everything is useful."

McNally, a 37-year-old Prospect Heights resident, said the home goods store that quietly opened last Wednesday seemed like a natural counterpart to the bookshop, which serves people who value a "tactile lifestyle" and want physical books.

"[The store] is trying to seize the workspace back from working on a smartphone," she said. "Now, when everything is so digitized, it has robbed our lives of their texture and their beauty."

The decor of the shop itself matches its merchandise, with a warm hardwood floor, white painted brick walls and exposed wooden beams in the ceiling.

Standing amid brass pencil cases ($68) and spiral-bound agendas with pale peach graph paper ($25), customer Shana Faust said she admired how the McNally Jackson Store curated simple, useful items.

"It's not just about beautiful things," said Faust, a 36-year-old Downtown Brooklyn resident who works as a photo stylist. "It's about beautiful things that work."

McNally Jackson Store: Goods for the Study, located at 234 Mulberry St. between Prince and Spring streets, is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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