Great Books, Great Minds Bookstore Tour Stop: Austin Texas
Thanks for the great article to start my day. I love both of these third places. I am currently living in a rural area without easy access to either type of locale but make the time to visit whenever we go to larger metropolitan ateas.
Another place to add to my must-visit list!
In the UK most provincial bookshops have limited floor space and consequently they're filled with books and have nowhere to sit and chat or have coffee. I love going to the larger stores but I don't think they get the vibe quite right - they feel more like franchises that just want to make money rather than relaxed conversational spaces. I think your take on third-spaces is wonderful. We need more of them in our high streets.