In a time where books are out of date, Kindles are the new rage and major bookstores like Barnes and Noble are going out of business left and right, you have to give this guy some credit for opening up a local indie bookstore. As a stay at home mom, bookstores provide a bit of an oasis for my friends and I to take an hour to ourselves, enjoy a warm drink and get lost in a book or conversation. Bookstores also provide a great venue for kids’ story times to help develop a love of books and curiosity for knowledge.
My family and I went to check out and support this new bookstore. It’s a beautiful space full of charm and nostalgia. Jeff Kinney, the author of “The Diary of a Whimpy Kid” created the place on the site of the hisotric Falk’s Market in his hometown of Plainville. It is not only a bookstore but a community gathering space that will host all kinds of functions including readings, jewelry workshops, yoga, karaoke, wine tastings and game nights for families.
They host a storytime every Friday at 10:30am (as of publication of this article) in the Children’s Section of the bookstore for ages 2-6. Each week includes a fun theme with crafts and activities. Check their calendar for other storytimes during the week as well!
The cafe has a number of tables to allow you to enjoy a cup of coffee, glass of wine, Mexican soda or craft beer along with a salad or sandwich. Great place to grab a quick bite as well before heading over to the playground down the street.
Things to note:
- Free parking in back
How to get there:
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762