Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My 2000th Post: The BookBar

It's very apt that my 2000th post on Mystery Fanfare is a short report on a new independent bookstore: The Book Bar. This bookshop bills itself as "A Book Shop for Wine Lovers. A Wine Bar for Book Shoppers." Wish this bookstore was in my neighborhood! Actually it's in the "Berkeley" district of Denver. Love the idea of wine and books!

From Denver.eater.com:

On Memorial Day, Nicole Sullivan opened the doors to BookBar, a bookstore and bar located at 4280 Tennyson Street, in a space that previously housed another bookstore, minus the bar part. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day with the hope of attracting patrons from the neighborhood and those seeking a place to summon their book clubs.

Sullivan dreamt of a gathering space for those who love reading and she wanted to create an atmosphere where they would feel at home. That is how this highly-curated bookstore found its food and beverage wing. BookBar features an inventory of brand new books, focused on those that are most current and mostly highly regarded by bookworms everywhere. And there's a small menu of food and drinks available to go along with the good reads.

  The decor is simple featuring exposed brick, high wooden ceilings, dark book shelves and couches, and warm-colored wood floors. A long bar sits at the right of the space with a small lounge space where an accordion door will be added to bring a small indoor-outdoor area. Several tables with tops made from recycled wine crates provide additional seating. To the left of the space is a small area where couches and chairs are available for those wanting to read or browse books and just past that are several rows of book shelves.


6 comments:

Jerry House said...

Congratulations on hitting the 2K mark! I'm looking forward to reading the next 2000.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Jerry, it kind of snuck up on me today..

Bill Crider said...

Congrats on the milestone!

Camille Minichino said...

Wow, I'm twice your age, Janet, and I haven't done *anything* 2000 times. Congratulations!

Janet Rudolph said...

Twice my age, Camille, LOL!!!! And, wow, have you done sooo much....

Leigh Russell said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit. When I'm on a book tour of the US (it's in the planning stages...) I would love to go there!
Congratulations on your 2,000th post. I'm raising a glass to the next 2,000.