Authors are notorious for sipping on a glass of wine or drinking a glass of scotch while they pen their next novel. This is the inspiration behind a new type of business that have been popping up all over the world, library bars. They are often cozy, dark and kind of quiet watering holes where you can get a classic cocktail and thumb through a classic novel. Here are the top 8 library bars from around the world.
The Library Bar, L.A. Burgers and classic cocktails amongst classic novels and pretty people in downtown L.A.
The Fable, in London feels like your living room. If your couch was made with books.
The Library, in the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan, is a two level library with fully curated volumes that cover everything from the history of New York to the history of classic cocktails.
The Library Bar at the Rittenhouse Hotel, in Philadelphia.
The Library Bar, in the Warwick Hotel in Dallas. Classy.
The Peter Kern Library, in the Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville. It’s tiny, but awesome.
Battery Park Book Exchange, in Asheville, is a legitimate book store, but also a legitimate champagne and cocktail bar.
The Library inside Bourbon and Branch is actually a speakeasy complete with its own password and secret entrance.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.