Have you been into Dudley’s Bookshop Café downtown lately? They’ve recently completed a remodel of their upstairs space to revitalize the shop for the holiday season and are carrying both new and used books now.
The upstairs loft space received a new coat of paint and new flooring as well as reworking the shelves and seating to make it much more comfortable and relaxing as a reading room and event space. The last time I’d been in there, it still had that older, hadn’t-been-touched-in-years look and feel you find in some of the second floor levels in the older buildings downtown, so the work they put into it really shows.
They’ve got a nice selection of books in stock too (including mine as well, of course!). And in addition to coffee and tea you can also get beer and wine (although to be fair, I don’t know how long they’ve had alcohol, so I very well could be behind on that one). So check them out if you haven’t been in for awhile, particularly if you’re doing any downtown shopping.