Private desks at the Mercantile Library

Apartment too cramped for a desk? Sick of writing at the kitchen table and having to move your shit to chop onions?

Or maybe that’s just my life. But if I weren’t three seconds away from giving up on NYC rents and moving to Jersey City, I’d at least take a trip up to check out the Mercantile Library’s “Writers’ Studio,” where access to a private desk weeknights and weekends costs you $100/month. From the email:

The Studio offers wireless internet, private desks, lockers, a reference library and meeting room, and a kitchen. Writers who join also receive a complimentary Library membership, which gives access to one of the best fiction collections in the country. From William Makepeace Thackeray to Mark Twain to Jonathan Franzen, writers have always worked at The Merc. Edgar Allen Poe was one of the first writers to have a desk at the Merc.

For more information, call Kristin Henley at 212-755-6710 or visit our website at Just mention that you saw this on this blog and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your first three months membership.


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