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Independent Bookstore McNally Jackson Opening Seaport Shop

By Irene Plagianos | October 7, 2015 12:16pm
 McNally Jackson Books is slated to open in the Seaport in 2017.
McNally Jackson Books is slated to open in the Seaport in 2017.
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — A beloved independent bookstore is setting up shop on a cobblestoned block of the Seaport.

McNally Jackson Books, a longtime NoLita bookstore, is readying to open a new location along historic Schermerhorn Row, Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation, announced Wednesday.

“I can’t imagine a better setting for a bookstore than the old buildings of Schermerhorn Row," said Sarah McNally, the owner of McNally Jackson, in a statement. "It will be thrilling to sit in the deep sills of those old windows, surrounded by books, looking out over the cobblestone streets to the river and the Brooklyn Bridge.”

The expansive Seaport location, slated to open in 2017, will be home to a ground floor café with outdoor seating, free events, and a family-friendly reading area for children, according to the Hughes Corporation.

McNally opened her book shop on 52 Prince St. in 2004 and has grown a loyal following over the past 10 years.

"We have seen many bookstores struggle in the digital era, yet McNally Jackson continues to thrive,” said David Weinreb, CEO of Howard Hughes, in a statement.