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Photos: BookBar opens a new chapter on Tennyson Street

Recognizing the decline in small, local bookstores, Nicole Sullivan realized she'd have to do something new when she took over the space at 4280 Tennyson Street that had recently been vacated by a bookstore. The result? BookBar, a spot that not only sells books, but serves coffee, beer and wine, as well as pastries and other snacks -- and also 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 spend time consuming both literature and a liquid beverage or two.

BookBar hosts events -- including a kids' reading hour, book-club meetings and author appearances -- and has a private space that you can book. Keep reading for a look at BookBar, which opened at the end of May.

See also: - Best Store on Tennyson Street 2013: Tenn Street Coffee and Books - The ten best stores on Tennyson Street - The Bookery Nook, an independent bookstore and ice cream parlor, is closing

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Trevor Andersen