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City Living, Midtown

McNally Jackson’s South Street Seaport location; Photo by Yvonne Brooks

Bookworms will soon have a new reason to visit Rockefeller Center. This December, beloved independent bookstore McNally Jackson will open a new flagship location at the iconic commercial complex in Midtown, Tishman Speyer announced this month. The new bookstore will measure 7,000 square feet and include McNally Jackson’s stationary store, Goods For The Study.

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Brooklyn, Events

A ‘bookstore crawl’ returns to Brooklyn this month

By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, April 7, 2022

Photo by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

For the first time since 2019, Brooklyn’s bookstores are inviting readers back for a borough-wide book crawl. Starting on April 23 and leading up to Independent Bookstore Day on April 30, those interested can pick up a “Bookstore Crawl Passport” at any of the 21 participating locations and fill out it with stamps and signatures from each bookstore visited for the chance to win a prize.

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City Living, Features

Photo by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

Need a distraction? New York City’s local bookstores are here to help. While many are not open for browsing, bookstores across the city are offering curbside pickup and delivery options instead. Get lost in a book (and take a break from reality) by supporting your neighborhood’s shop from the comfort and safety of your home. Ahead, find 15 of our favorite stores offering pick-up and delivery, as well as other virtual resources, like live-streamed book clubs and author events.

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Bronx, City Living, mott haven

The Bronx’s first independent bookstore is now open

By Michelle Cohen, Mon, April 29, 2019

the lit bar, bookstores, south bronx, bronx mott haven

On Saturday April 27, National Bookstore Day, the first independent bookstore in the Bronx–and currently the borough’s only bookstore–held its grand opening bash. As Curbed reports, The Lit. Bar bookshop/wine bar at 131 Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood is a long-anticipated labor of love brought to life by Bronx native Noëlle Santos, who first saw a need when the borough’s last bookstore, a Barnes & Noble, threatened to close. The Barnes & Noble closed in 2016 despite community efforts, but a dream was born.

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