2. McNally Jackson Books

McNally Jackson Books

As Nora enters a bookstore with a tray full of coffee, she meets her husband Arthur at a book signing. It’s a quaint, short scene but if you’re a bookworm, you might recognize the bookstore that they’re in as McNally Jackson Books. There are five locations in the city– 134 Prince Street, Soho; Fulton Street, at the South Street Seaport; Rockefeller Plaza; and Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn. The bookstore in the film is situated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

McNally Jackson Books is an independent bookstore founded by Sarah McNally in 2004. McNally is the daughter of booksellers Holly and Paul McNally who founded McNally Robinson Booksellers, a chain of bookstores in Canada. The first McNally Jackson Books opened on Prince Street in Nolita but after 19 years in business, it moved a few blocks away. The Williamsburg store is two stories with tables and shelves full of hidden gems, including a section of children’s books. Its sister store Goods For The Study, also founded by Sarah McNally, offers stationery goods.