Whether you're looking for the perfect 19th-century muffin recipe or you're eager to settle a bet over that legendary Honore de Balzac quote, a bookstore is a true well for informational water. For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of beverages, baked goods, and published materials at Inner Chapters Bookstore & Cafe. This bookstore café enhances countless life experiences, such as drinking tea while reading a book on drinking tea.
The hometown charm at Inner Chapters harkens back to the day when intricate illuminations were custom-rendered by the hands of diligent scribes. This is not a big book vendor, but one that smells of freewheeling books. Volumes old and new are served alongside the café's menu of soothing libations such as beer, cider, wine and espresso (around $3.50 each), and succulent solids including pastries (around $3 each) and other snacks. Like a three-dimensional version of The Pagemaster, you can tour shelf after shelf of selections from the literary world in the comfort of hyper-literate couches. Tower over folios that gaze up at you like Lilliputians while sipping Stumptown coffee with the composed sensibility of Austen's Elinor Dashwood.
A book opens up like a paged peacock and, coupled with food served by Inner Chapters' friendly staff, serves up limitless mind-vacations. Surprise your friends and family with a thoughtfully chosen book. They will be delighted by your gesture and reward your generosity with a small sack of expensive rocks.
Yelpers give Inner Chapters Bookstore & Cafe a four-star average:
419 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98109Get Directions