- Ketchup Clouds | Annabel Pitcher
Who: McNally Jackson
What: “McNally Jackson is an independent bookstore in New York City.”
Where: 52 Prince Street (take the B/D/F/M, N/R, or 6…basically just get yo’self downtown)
Twist soft serve. Shampoo and conditioner in one. That fan/spray bottle situation. Two-in-one products are lifesavers, but the previous three examples pale in comparison to the bookstore/café, particularly when the bookstore/café is as superb as McNally Jackson. There isn’t a person around who hasn’t exclaimed, upon procuring a tea and a new book and nestling in for a long sit, “well this, this is perfect.”
Cristin from McNally was willing to share a bit insight as to what goes on behind the books. Thanks, Cristin.
What is your all-time favorite YA book?
One of the first things I did when I started at McNally Jackson was make sure we were carrying Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti. I was 24 when I first read this and it completely blew my mind; I can only imagine what it could do in the hands of the right teenager. My copy at home has my favorite passages bookmarked, and whenever I know I need to be brave about something, I go back and read them to help me get my courage up.