Shakespeare & Co. to Open First Store in Lower Manhattan

by Katie Lee

New York City — According to Brookfield Properties, Shakespeare & Co. will open a new bookstore at Brookfield Place at 230 Vesey St. in Lower Manhattan as part of its ongoing expansion plans. The planned opening date is January 2020.

The store will be approximately 2,300 square feet and will feature Shakespeare’s thoughtfully curated selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, as well as its signature café and Espresso Book Machine technology. The company will host weekly in-store book talks as well as monthly large venue book events in the spacious Winter Garden communal area.

“We are thrilled to be opening our first downtown store at Brookfield Place,” says Dane Neller, the CEO of Shakespeare & Co. “We look forward to serving the Brookfield customer, which represents a vibrant mix of local residents, office tenants and tourists.”

“Shakespeare & Co. is a perfect fit for Brookfield Place,” says Michael Goldban, senior vice president, retail leasing at Brookfield Properties. “We love their unique blend of programming and offerings and anticipate their store will quickly become a favorite here — especially with anticipated author events both in their store and in our beautiful Winter Garden.”

Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic independent bookstore chain founded in 1983. There are currently three bookstores: the original Upper East Side store at 939 Lexington Ave. across from Hunter College; the 2020 Broadway store on the Upper West Side, which opened in November 2018; and the historic Rittenhouse Square store which opened in Philadelphia in summer 2018. The Greenwich Village store at Sixth Avenue and 11th Street is slated to open later this year. For more information, visit

Brookfield Place (BFPL) New York is a 14-acre, five-building complex on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. For more information, visit



SOURCE: Brookfield Properties

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