15 Amazing Book-Filled Bars Where We’d Like to Drink


You know what’s better than a night out? A night out with a book. Or, in the case of many of these fine establishments, a whole wall of books. After all, when else will you feel as inspired to pull down a favorite tome and do a dramatic reading than when you’re on your second cocktail? After the jump, a handful of amazing bars stocked with more than just alcohol — click through to check them out, and let us know in which bookstores you love to drink, or in which bars you love to read, in the comments.

Swan & Edgar in Marleybone, London [Photos via]

The Wellesbourne in West Los Angeles [Photo via]

The Library Bar in Dallas [Photo via]

The Library Bar in New York City [Photo via]

Hyperion Tavern in Silver Lake, Los Angeles [Photos via and via]

The Laundromat Café in Reykjavik, Iceland. Those books go all the way around the bar in the middle of the room. [Photos via]

Two Sisters Bar and Books in Hayes Valley, San Francisco [Photos via]

Hemingway’s Lounge in Hollywood [Photo via]

Book Bar in Lhasa, Tibet [Photo via]

The Cedars Social in Dallas [Photo via]

Library Bar, Los Angeles [Photo via]

Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson, NY [Photo via]

The Bookstore Bar at The Alexis Hotel in Seattle [Photo via]

Hudson Bar and Books in New York City [Photo via]

Týnská Bar and Books in Prague [Photos via]