And then you’ve got your coffee shop/lunch spot/bookstores.
A little punctuation makes all the difference.
Get out of the cold and get into Serj Books, a friendly spot that’s merging coffee, soup and local snacks with gift-worthy books, now open Downtown. (See the slideshow here.)
It’s very pleasant in here.
It’s all unfinished woods and white subway tiles, plus six little tables.
It opens early.
Like, 7am early. So you can stumble in for a bleary-eyed cup of coffee and a corn muffin before heading to work. Or back to bed.
The books aren’t your usual books.
If you need the latest Clive Cussler novel, keep walking. But if it’s The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia or a tome on vintage pistols you’re after... then yes.
Soup. They’ve got it.
A rotating selection like chicken noodle, clam chowder, chili and other things that are very necessary right about now.
It’s getting bigger.
There’s a space in back—go ahead, ask to see it—that’ll soon have more seating, a projector for showing movies and the occasional author visit.
So speak up if you’re an author.