McNally Jackson Books to Close June 2019, but ‘Definitely Staying’ in Little Italy

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Pitching the McNally Jackson space, Photo: Winick Realty

Yesterday morning, we reported that the independent McNally Jackson Books is leaving Prince Street. The lease on 50-52 Prince is reportedly expiring, and an apparent rent hike is cause for its removal.

The bookstore confirmed the news following our story, yet offered a ray of hope for area faithful. “We are definitely staying in the neighborhood,” the company promised on Twitter.

The store also admitted it will close in June 2019 ahead of said move.

In the meantime, McNally Jackson also holds down a presence in Williamsburg.

Sarah McNally first opened the bookstore at 52 Prince Street back in 2004 as part of her family’s McNally Robinson chain. The store became independent four years later, when McNally split and teamed up with her husband Christopher Jackson. It later grew to include a cafe and in-house printing press.

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