15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink

These sound amazing. I definitely think they need more of these in the UK. I remember when we had a lecture on bookselling and bookshops and were talking about the #FutureFoyles project and how one of the ways in which Foyles could transform their shop is by opening it up in the evenings as a bar. I understand that Foyles in particular already keep their stores open until late into the evenings, but by adding extra features and events such as a bar or open-mic nights, for example, it will attract a brand new demographic and audience into bookshops in general.

In terms of the ’15 amazing book-filled bars where we’d like to drink’ I am going to have to add these to my bucket list of places to visit. Definitely my cup of tea. Or should I say, glass of wine…?


You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After all, when else will you feel as inspired to pull down a favorite tome and do a dramatic reading than when you’re on your second cocktail? After the jump, a handful of amazing bars stocked with more than just alcohol — click through to check them out, and let us know in which bookstores you love to drink, or in which bars you love to read, in the comments.

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About ambergunn

English Language and Literature graduate and MA Publishing graduate from Anglia Ruskin University. Production Editor at a STM journal publisher in London. Tea lover, bookworm and metaphor appreciator. View all posts by ambergunn

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