[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

At the cafe inside McNally Jackson Books, next to the register, is an array of baked goods with cakes, cookies, pies, and scones. They come from many different vendors, and recently I've spotted a number of sweets from Brooklyn-based Pickle Petunia. There was this Pumpkin Pie ($5.50) one afternoon, a generous slice outfitted with a beautiful, flaky crust and wobbly, nutmeg and cinnamon-accented filling. The following afternoon brought a rustic Pear Galette alongside Pecan Pie. Expect the offerings to change daily, and if you spot the old-fashioned Apple Pie, save a slice for me.

McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.

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