With Amazon shipping you pretty much anything you could want in a matter of days, it’s kind of understandable that book retailers are getting harder and harder to find. Seriously, we miss you Borders. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, considered the one of the last major book retailers in the United States, has devised a plan to get more customers in the doors and away from online shopping: Booze.
CNN Money reports that the bookstore chain will open four new concept stories that will begin serving food, beer and wine. While some locations already have little coffee cafes, the concepts will more than likely lean towards something a little more gourmet than pastries and coffee.
The four locations will be in Eastchester, NY, Edina, MN, Folsom, CA, and Loudon, VA.
Our only concern is a bunch of drunk people in a bookstore. Kinda feels like throwing a bull into a China shop. Ah well, we’re sure they’ll figure it out. It’s not like it’s a library.