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A three-volume set: Beloved indie bookshop McNally Jackson’s third outpost will open in Downtown mall

Coming soon: Independent bookstore McNally Jackson is opening its second Kings County location inside Downtown's City Point shopping center.
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A beloved independent bookseller is expanding its Brooklyn operation with a new storefront in America’s Downtown, its owner announced.

The owner of indie bookstore McNally Jackson, who opened her first Kings County outpost in Williamsburg last year, will soon set up her third shop inside the massive City Point residential and retail complex, she announced on Tuesday.

The expansion announcement came at the same time that local literary magnate Sarah McNally, a Brooklynite of 20 years, confirmed her flagship Manhattan store will not vacate its long-time home despite previous reports — a double dose of good news that McNally called a fairy-tale ending following several months of uncertainty.

“City Point feels like a fulcrum, a town square. It is the perfect spot for McNally Jackson and we are excited to introduce our literary haven to this expansive community,” McNally said in a statement following the news first reported by website Vulture.

McNally’s third store will occupy a two-floor space inside the Willoughby Street shopping center between Albee Square West and Flatbush Avenue Extension, which is also home to a Target, Trader Joe’s, an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and the DeKalb Market Hall grub hub.

The shop, which is slated to open this fall, will boast a communal space, a massive kids’ section, and room for author readings, according to a rep for City Point — where police in November arrested two men after one of them allegedly shot and killed a guy inside the mall.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@schnepsmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 3:33 pm, February 13, 2019
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