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Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Imbibing books! Literally!

I know plenty of bibliomaniacs who devour books, figuratively that is. Now thanks to The Book Nook and Shelf Awareness, I have learned that it is possible to literally imbibe books. The Columbia Room, a cocktail bar in Washington D. C., has created a drink that literally uses pages from old books as an ingredient. This creation, served in a flask inside of a book, is called "In Search of Time Past" and is part of a three- or five- cocktail tasting flight. Don't expect happy hour prices for this concoction. The three-course option is $79. I guess that's to be expected when pages from a 100-year-old book constitute a key ingredient. For more on this literary cocktail, see this article from Washingtonian.

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