McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St (btwn Lafayette & Mulberry St)
New York, NY 10012
McNally Jackson is an adorable indie bookstore stocked with everything from obscure literary mags and New York Times bestsellers to cookbooks and under-the-radar staff picks. The bi-level space includes an in-store cafe that sells coffee and tea, as well as made-to-order sandwiches, soups, quiches, and pastries, either made in-house or sourced from local purveyors like Ovenly and Balthazar. The cafe area gets crowded and rightly so: it's one of the best places in the city to read a book over lunch.