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Wonderful bookshop but the cafe (staff) is a letdown .

Every time I come to New York , I visit this wonderful bookshop with lots and lots of marvelous... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Ghent, Belgium
Quiet Little Cafe and Bookstore

My family and I popped in here looking to kill a few minutes on a Sunday morning and were delighted... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Jackson, New Jersey
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2 Aug 2018
“Wonderful bookshop but the cafe (staff) is a letdown .”
17 Jun 2018
“Quiet Little Cafe and Bookstore”
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Every time I come to New York , I visit this wonderful bookshop with lots and lots of marvelous books , ordered in such a way that you are bound to discover something new. The staff is helpful and knows a lot . I never...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I popped in here looking to kill a few minutes on a Sunday morning and were delighted to see a small cafe here inside the bookstore. It was quiet and we enjoyed some iced coffees and an orange juice for our daughter....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Love this little bookstore! Great selection of books and wonderful options for pens, journals, paper, etc! Love supporting independent bookstores!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

You can't expect otherwise from a stuffy staff located at the heart of Soho. Yes, the selection of books is appropriate, but for an independent bookstore you are better off at Bookculture. The staff at McNally is just impossible- a bunch of hipsters wannabes who...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great curating of contemporary books and I love their literature by regions, and their general presentation of books and stationery. In the heart of Soho; the perfect place to go to pick yourself up after some depressing shopping.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank monsieur-hibou
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It's a shame that these types of bookstores are disappearing. They have a great selection and the staff is very helpful!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ginafoodie
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great book store in Soho. The selection is great, the staff are friendly and they have a cafe. Good bookstores are hard to come by these days.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank KendraDawnRN
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Whilst lacking the scale of Barnes & Noble, this bookstore has a more intimate & charming feel. Great selection of literature & books dealing with social & cultural issues. Location near Union Square

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank sodesa
Reviewed 2 May 2016

After spending all my money in SoHo shopping, it was nice to wander around the bookstore (and yes, I had enough left to buy a book-haha). They have the most unique cafe decor - books made into lights hanging from the ceiling and book pages...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank BeverlyWheelbilly
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Perhaps the best discovery during a short sojourn in the Magnificent Metropolis; keeps to the spirit of an independent bookstore with a wide range of titles and books from self publishers and little known publishers; found a book of poems I had searched for for...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank JMarcelline
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