From the Melville House blog comes news of the world's first bar that sells books, or bookshop that sells wine, depending on your priorities, in Denver, Colorado:
Sullivan hopes to make BookBar a destination for gatherings, including unique author events; the first one planned for this June will be with a local cookbook author who will perform a demonstration in the space’s prep kitchen. She’ll also cater to book clubs, which are very popular in the area but not always able to find a usable space in their members’ homes. To that end, BookBar will feature a Book Club Hub, a space that local clubs can register to use at a specified time so that they have a place to gather with books and a glass of wine.
Gertrude Street, High Street Northcote? Sydney Road?? GET IT ON ALREADY, wine-lovin' booksellers, all. (Though I suppose if my bookshop was a couple of steps either side of Self Preservation, or across the lane from Jimmy Watson's, or over the road from the Albert Street Food and Wine store, why would I bother? The competition is stiff in this part of the world.)