Remember when drinking coffee in a bookstore was a mind-blowingly crazy experience? Well, hold on to your hats. A bookstore owner in Brooklyn, New York is planning to sell alcohol in his shop.
"Molasses Book store owner Matthew Winn is no fool. He opened his Hart Street shop late last month knowing it would be difficult to sustain on the sale of used books alone," reports the New York Daily News.
So, like any smart shop owner, he's supplementing by selling goods that are in demand. Cheap beer ($2) and wine ($5) will be on the menu as soon as his license comes through, but for now he's serving up hot and iced coffee to his clients.
"I always wanted a place that was a small well-curated bookshop where you can come through, spend time, and have a beer," he tells the Daily News.
Winn may be standing on the threshold of a new trend in bookshops. Food & Wine magazine online says its September issue will feature "some of the best new shops for food-obsessed readers."
Among them, the HeirloomRead More »from Brooklyn bookstore offers booze to its patrons