This week I visited the new Gucci Wooster Bookstore.

Gucci Wooster, the experiential retail space the fashion brand opened in Soho in May, gets an exciting new addition in the form of the Gucci Wooster Bookstore.

Designed as a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of the original arts community of New York City, Gucci Wooster has become a destination for those seeking the creative and innovative spirit of the district. And the latest iteration of this creative hub is the addition of a good old-fashion bookstore.

Featuring a carefully-curated selection of approximately 2,000 titles focusing on avant-garde art, fashion, design, culture, photography, and an eclectic range of niche magazines, The Gucci Wooster Bookstore is a collaboration with legendary Dashwood Books and its founder David Strettell.

The intimate reading nook is meant to host shoppers looking to for a cozy place to sit and browse, as well as book signings and cultural events for neighbors and friends.

The bookstore will also feature titles that inspire Gucci designer Alessandro Michele’s work. Michele incorporates literary references into the brand’s fashions and plans to add new books to the nook when they end up informing a look.

Michilli Inc. and Atmosphere Design Group LLC are the General Contractor and Architecture companies who have worked at the Gucci Wooster project in May.