Corner Coffee & Provisions: Back and better than ever, the Corner Coffee & Provisions serves up not only delicious and unique coffee blends, but also a wide space to work, study, or pleasure-read. The shop’s natural color scheme and quiet, allaying atmosphere invites patrons to relax and enjoy a book whenever they please. The helpful and friendly staff is more than happy to recommend a flavor profile to perfectly compliment your text of choice.
Enoch’s Pub and Grill:
If you like to settle in with a mystery and a pint of Guinness, pull in to Enoch’s Pub and Grill. Here, you can turn the pages all afternoon under the covered patio or at a booth. Though Enoch’s is lively throughout the day, the dark stained wood, photos and memorabilia provide the perfect backdrop for reading. On the second Tuesday of each month, stick around for the long-running Beer and Bards reading series when ULM students, faculty, and local writers read from their own works.
Ouachita Parish Public Libraries:
Ouachita Parish Public Library’s ten branches maintain enviable book collections on any topic for any age. OPPL branches aren’t only for researching and checking out books. Comfortable seating areas and regularly scheduled children’s programming, including Story Time, as well as adult book clubs, connect us to new titles and new friends.
Standard Coffee Co.:
Standard Coffee Co. provides the perfect local reading destination for any bibliophiles in the making. Order yourself a White Lightning and get cozy with a good book on a rainy day at one of Monroe’s finest local coffee shops. Along with great coffee and even better vibes, Standard started a book club in April, which will meet on the first Friday of every month. So whether you want your reading journey to be solo or of a group effort, this coffee shop is the place for you.