What You'll Get
Though an online book glows in the dark, it can't be shredded to make a papier-mâché wig or taped to a shoe to replace an ice skate. Peruse useful reading material with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of books, drinks, and sandwiches at Watermark Books and Café on Douglas Avenue. This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only and is not valid toward magazines, newspapers, or gift cards.
Watermark Books and Café offers hungry bellies food and drink while hungry brains guzzle books. The eclectic selection includes classic tomes (Watermark's summer book club is focusing on the Brontë sisters), modern fiction, and nearly any other pages ever sewn between a cover (click here to search for books). Beatrice and Virgil, the new book by the author of Life of Pi, makes a superb companion to critiquing Watermark’s chicken-salad translation of The Iliad (served with tarragon, chopped green onions, and walnuts). Or stay awake while hunting for staff picks with a caramel latte ($2.95/12 ounces, $3.95/16 ounces) with as many as a dozen extra shots ($0.75 each), or a specialty drink ($3.75/$4.75) such as the Jane Eyre, which mixes chocolate, coconut, and almond flavors with steamed milk and espresso.
Staffed by enthusiastic booklovers, Watermark makes books come alive not by zapping them during lightning storms but by hosting book signings with national and local authors and fostering diverse book clubs, such as Shakespeare Aloud and French Book Club. Bring budding minds to Watermark at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings for picture-book story time. Click here to see a complete list of Watermark's events.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 9, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must redeem full value in 1 visit. No cash back. Not valid for magazines, newspapers, or gifts cards. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.