|More reasons to love my neighborhood
||[Dec. 12th, 2006|08:03 am]
Yesterday evening Ferrett and I decided to walk the couple miles down to Max's Deli - a Rocky River legend - and grab a little dinner in the middle of the exercise.
Max's was closed, but what was open was a brand new independent bookstore. Liberty Books & News is a Columbus-based business with only three stores, and we are lucky enough to have one of them here in Rocky River. It is in the newly-rebuilt Beachcliff Mall (a building that last summer completely disappeared - razed to the ground - and then reappeared quickly enough for me to suspect that the construction crew came from Hogwarts!) and has already won my heart with a HUGE magazine selection, free coffee, cappuccinos, tea and hot chocolate, free wireless, and an elegant layout housing an impressive collection of books. It's marvelous to have a good, independent bookstore within walking distance - and two miles is a great walking distance to a bookstore because four miles round trip is a decent distance and you feel justified in rewarding yourself with a book!