Friday, May 1, 2020

Starting today, Book Club will sell books, coffee, beer and wine to go


[Photo from November by Stacie Joy]

Some good news from Book Club over at 197 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

Starting today, owners Erin Neary and Nat Esten will be serving from a makeshift takeout window, where you'll be able to get espresso drinks to go... not to mention books that you've ordered for a contactless pickup from their website.

In addition, Book Club finally received their beer and wine license, so they'll be serving that to take home as well.

Per a Book Club email:

All the proper precautions will be put in place, including face masks, gloves, sanitizing surfaces, and our takeout "window" opening onto the street where people can properly distance themselves. In addition, you'll be able to pay with Venmo for minimal contact.

It's hardly the grand opening party we thought we'd be throwing when we finally got our beer and wine license (8 months later than anticipated) but here we are, and we hope you'll come celebrate with us!

Also, as we noted last week, Nat is now making book deliveries via bicycle.

Since then, Nat has logged 175-plus miles over three boroughs.

Back to their email:

It's a whole lot faster (and cheaper) than USPS, and a fun novelty for those receiving books to their door. Going forward, we're limiting our bike deliveries to a 35-minute ride from the store, Monday through Thursday.

For now, the to-go window will be open from 10 a.m. to sunset seven days a week.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I met them once at their cool shop. They are a nice, handsome young couple. I am inspired by their creativity in this unprecedented time.

Anonymous said...

I bought a gift certificate because they deserve our support and our neighborhood is better with them and their shop here.

evny said...

Yay!