Gallery: Bookstore Cafe Design is Accented with Old Books


Here at Inhabitat we love seeing innovative applications for recycled books, so we were excited to see that Manhattan’s McNally Jackson Books has incorporated an incredible array of bound book decor in their recently renovated cafe. The independent bookseller combined forces with Front Studio to renovate the bookstore’s existing café into a “place evocative of literature.” The collaboration establishes a new identity which celebrates intuitive connections between programmatic functions and acts of reading.

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  1. bernickl April 16, 2010 at 10:45 am

    This is totally awesome! Two of my favorite things (books and independently owned cafes) combined into an unique space. Maybe this would be a project that could be marketed to schools. Have school age children help renovate their libraries or classrooms with “book lights” and/or book walls. I think the kids could easily help “hang” books on the wall, even if it doesn’t cover the whole wall.

  2. eco-panda April 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    coolest book store i ever seen ^^

  3. ilocine April 2, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Another beautiful library

    In Brussels (Belgium): 7 different topics (comics, travel, children, art, cooking,…) in 7 different spaces decorated to reflect the topic.
    What is also nice there is that you can also eat and drink!

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