Craft beer and books go together like F. Scott and Zelda. At least it seems so. Books and Brews, a brewery and used book store combination, is a love story that is expanding quickly through Indiana.
The community pub for creatives hangs on the nostalgia of classic literary and film references. Beers don names like Clifford Irish-style Red and Charlie Chocolate Milk Stout. There are no TVs. The furniture is handmade. Clay mugs are handspun. Donated books line the walls at a cost of only $3 each. Ongoing events include trivia and movie nights, open mic jams, and Settlers of Catan tournaments.
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In a world where Barnes & Nobles bookstores are closing, and screens are taking over, Books and Brews owner Jason Wuerfel is gaining momentum. He always wanted to open a bookstore, but craft beer is making it possible.
“The death of the bookstore actually works in our favor because it is a model that people can be near to books and still pay the rent,” he laughed.
Link to the rest at IndyStar and thanks to Dave for the tip.
PG probably doesn’t need to mention it, but he will: Sales of used books make no money for either the author or the publisher.