Avid Readers Create Amazing Bookstore

Wallpaper made of real books, books hanging from ceilings and light fixtures. This is a book lover's paradise. Owner and architects, all avid readers, teamed up to create an amazing homage to books at the McNally Jackson Bookstore, Manhattan, in New York's Nolita neighbourhood. 

A scattering of books hangs precipitously from the ceiling, as if a pile of books had been thrown into the sky and frozen.
Running along the wall is a series of folding single tables, carefully crafted to resemble a folded book when closed.

McNally Jackson Books is one of the largest independent booksellers in downtown Manhattan. The owner's wish was to make the café into a place evocative of literature.

The curved wall surrounding the seating area is covered in wallpaper made entirely of open spine books, the texture of the print adds a rippling effect of restless pages.
The new menu is made of food-related quotes lit by four light fixtures, each dedicated to the many editions of a singular book.
Designed by Front Studio, New York
Photography by Maggie Soladay

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