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12 coffee shops that need to be on every bookworm’s bucket list!


Coffee. Books. Cake. Books. Soup. Books. What more does a person need?

gravity falls books

But finding the PERFECT bookish spot isn’t easy. It’s best to try a few (hundred) out. True? Here’s a list to get you started:

1. The D’espresso, Manhatten. Yes, yes. You’re eyes are not playing tricks on you, that is the legit decor. Perf.

despresso-cafe-interior-design

2. The Lovecraft bar, Portland. A whole bar themed around the horror legend that is Lovecraft. Deffo worth a visit.

http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2011/09/portlands_literarythemed_bars_where_drinking_and_reading_mix/
http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2011/09/portlands_literarythemed_bars_where_drinking_and_reading_mix/

3. Alice’s Tea Cup, NYC. This is so #goals it makes us ache.

https://bookjourney.net/2010/10/20/alices-tea-cup-by-haley-fox-and-lauren-fox/
https://bookjourney.net/2010/10/20/alices-tea-cup-by-haley-fox-and-lauren-fox/

4. Wilde bar & restaurant, Chicago. “Love and gluttony justify everything.” We’re already sold.

http://www.10best.com/destinations/illinois/chicago/lake-view/restaurants/wilde-bar-restaurant/
http://www.10best.com/destinations/illinois/chicago/lake-view/restaurants/wilde-bar-restaurant/

5. The Hobbit Cafe, Texas. The one onion ring to rule them all…

http://wheresmygravy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hobbit-cafe.html
http://wheresmygravy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hobbit-cafe.html

6. The Austen Tea Room, Essendon (Australia). A long way to go for what is a quintessential British author and past time. But it’s just so pretty!

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/7a/8b/38/the-austen-tea-room.jpg
https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/05/7a/8b/38/the-austen-tea-room.jpg

7. Shakespeare and Company Cafe, Paris. Yep, the infamous Parisian bookshop now has a cafe too. It’s a must. Seriously.

https://shakespeareandcompany.com/51/shakespeare-and-company/463/visit-our-cafe
https://shakespeareandcompany.com/51/shakespeare-and-company/463/visit-our-cafe

8. Bad Owl Coffee, Nevada. This magically inspired coffee shop a total dream for the Potterheads amongst us.

Spend your weekend caffeinated. #badowlcoffee #coffeevibes #coffeeculture #hendersonnv #lasvegas

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9. Beerwolf Books, Falmouth. Puns ahoy! Not only is this pub being punny, it has a bookshop in the middle of it. True story.

beerwolf-books-sleep-large

10. Alice in Magical Land, Tokyo. THIS PLACE! Guys. Game over. Japan wins this round… (the website is darn pretty too).

https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/
https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/
https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/
https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/
https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/
https://www.we-heart.com/2011/04/27/alice-of-magic-world-tokyo/

11. Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester. Why not have a cuppa in this classic author’s home? Can’t get more bookish than that!

http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/icp/research/projects/gaskells-house/
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/icp/research/projects/gaskells-house/

12. The Portico Library, Manchester. You can’t actually drink a coffee inside the stacks, but there is an eatery attached to it. So drink in the old book smell, and then drink in a beverage after. Pukka!

http://www.visitmanchester.com/what-to-do/libraries/MAN-1571_theporticolibra
http://www.visitmanchester.com/what-to-do/libraries/MAN-1571_theporticolibra

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