Recognizing the decreasing numbers of small, local bookstores, Nicole Sullivan realized she'd have to do something different when she took over the space at 4280 Tennyson Street. The result? BookBar, a spot she opened in the summer of 2013 that not only sells books, but also has coffee, beer, wine, pastries and other snacks available for purchase and serves as a community gathering place. All of the beer comes from local breweries, all of the pastries comes from local bakeries, and even the reading selection is selected by the community. And with a lovely bar covered with pages of books, BookBar is a great place to consume both literature and a liquid beverage or two.