Help our bookclub find a place to meet.
December 2, 2008 10:42 AM Subscribe
Trying to find a good venue for a book club in NYC to meet - a coffeeshop or independent bookstore would be ideal, but certainly not necessary. The only real considerations are that it be public, not super-packed on Wednesday nights when we meet, and a place where we can either purchase or bring a bottle of wine - more inside.
posted by Ash3000 to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For our test meeting a few weeks ago, we tried Tea Spot
in Greenwich Village. Tea Spot is a lovely, quietish place for crumpets and conversation, but some opined that we might be better off with a place where we could purchase or bring a bottle of wine, perhaps a sort of Plato's-Symposium type deal, or a place that requires less scouting out a table beforehand (it was fairly packed.)
A perfect example of what we're looking for would be Think Coffee
in the Village, except it's super-packed at any given time and probably not the most conducive to discussion. Any suggestions overall - perhaps a really nice independent bookstore that deserves our patronage and would provide a table, and maybe discounted books? Or maybe a coffeeshop with more than just coffee?
I'm happy to answer any other questions about the group - thanks!