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Old 02-04-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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My wife and I would like to find a spot here in SA to go after work and sit and read. Any ideas?
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:16 AM
 
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Can you give an approximate location? North/south/east/west? Might help folks lead you to where you need to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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There are about a bazillion Starbucks in this city (and every other one that I've been to), they seem to be a popular place to just "hang out" and read...

The same with a lot of these large book stores (Barnes & Nobles, etc), which many also have coffee shops in them.

That makes me think, I wonder if the public libraries opened up coffee stands in them if it would attract more people? This may already be going on; but if not, it may not be a bad idea...

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:02 AM
 
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There are about a bazillion Starbucks in this city (and every other one that I've been to), they seem to be a popular place to just "hang out" and read...

The same with a lot of these large book stores (Barnes & Nobles, etc), which many also have coffee shops in them.

That makes me think, I wonder if the public libraries opened up coffee stands in them if it would attract more people? This may already be going on; but if not, it may not be a bad idea...

Cheers! M2
The city where my parents live in Ohio has a coffee shop type of thing in their main library. I thought it was an excellent idea! If they did that here, think about how much money they would bring in! We always go to Barnes and Noble and they are opening that new one at La Cantera! I can't wait!
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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I can't wait for the La Cantera BN either!

MajMad: that's a great idea for the libraries. You should drop them the suggestion. I read recently that they are looking to increase membership.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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I can't wait for the La Cantera BN either!

MajMad: that's a great idea for the libraries. You should drop them the suggestion. I read recently that they are looking to increase membership.
If they are looking to increase membership, then they need to do something. I've joined many libraries in my lifetime, and I would have to say, SA's programs are subpar. They really need to get better programs, family events, children's programs, book clubs, etc. I know they have these, but they are a little on the lame side and not well advertised. Not to mention, for goodness sake, please add a library on the far west side!!! I drive about 10-15 minutes just to get to the library! Every other town I was in was about a 5 minute jaunt down the road! I know I'll probably get bashed for this, but it's my opinion. I hope there is something new and exciting to increase their membership!
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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There are about a bazillion Starbucks in this city (and every other one that I've been to), they seem to be a popular place to just "hang out" and read...

The same with a lot of these large book stores (Barnes & Nobles, etc), which many also have coffee shops in them.

That makes me think, I wonder if the public libraries opened up coffee stands in them if it would attract more people? This may already be going on; but if not, it may not be a bad idea...

Cheers! M2

Downtown library has opened a coffee house (actually, it's an independent operation in the library). Recently opened. http://blogs.mysanantonio.com/weblog...e-central.html

For the OP - in the downtown/southtown area there are a few options: Madhatter's, Bubblehead...coffee place on S. Flores whose name I forget. used to be more, but that's a start.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Downtown library has opened a coffee house (actually, it's an independent operation in the library). Recently opened. The Downtown Blog

For the OP - in the downtown/southtown area there are a few options: Madhatter's, Bubblehead...coffee place on S. Flores whose name I forget. used to be more, but that's a start.
Also, Casa Chiapas...the owners are REALLY friendly and they have great coffee. It's always nice and quiet in there! It's in Southtown also.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:33 AM
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Downtown library has opened a coffee house (actually, it's an independent operation in the library). Recently opened. The Downtown Blog

You beat me to the story on this one. Here's a direct link to the site for the library coffee operation.

javaNook ~ More than Coffee
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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The Candlelight is a nice place to relax and read. Free wi-fi to boot...

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