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McNally Jackson Books, possibly the best place to get lost in the hustle and bustle of Soho, is opening up a store with items for the home office. Aptly titled McNally Jackson Store: Goods for the Study, the shop will offer vintage and new objects from around the world, focused on "the life of the mind," owner Sarah McNally says.
McNally opened her book store in 2004 and was quickly looking for a second location. McNally had her sights set on the Upper West Side, but after having her son, realized that the hike between the two neighborhoods would become too time consuming. When a small, 400-square-foot space opened up around the corner from the bookstore on Mulberry Street in 2012, she knew she had found her second location. Originally slated for April 1st, the opening has been pushed back to mid-April so that the Jielde lamps had enough time to arrive from France.
1.) Do not expect giftware. "New Yorkers don't want giftware," says McNally.
2.) Prices will range from $3, for a pencil, to $3,000, for an imported desk.
3.) McNally sourced desks from Scandinavia and chairs from Austria. She also shopped for the store in Paris and Mexico.
4.) Unlike the bookstore, McNally expects Goods for the Study to have the potential for strong online sales.
5.) The small space will be romantic the way that the bookstore is, McNally says. "The aim of the bookstore has always been to make reading more alluring."
6.) Custom stationery and prints are also on the agenda.
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