A nice addition to the new businesses on Oak Street in Roanoke, Texas is The Book Carriage. This independently owned bookshop is located on the north end of the new old town area.
The area just under the hanging quilt is a coffee, tea and pastry bar. I’m not a true coffee drinker (decaf only for me and not even half as strong as is currently popular), but I have tried the tea and it was a lovely treat.
This shop is a good meeting place, too. Twice I’ve met my friend, Geneva (My Heart’s Song) there and we’ve had a pleasant visit at the tables downstairs.
Unfortunately, they don’t serve sandwiches, but if they did, I’d be one of the first in line.
The stairs lead to a balcony furnished with tables and chairs.
Local artists are featured on a regular basis and the balcony is one of the display areas.
Off to the left of this photo is the children’s area, which is quite nice. I can’t think why I don’t have a picture of it, except that it had been a very tiring day and we were in a hurry.
Aside from books, The Book Carriage also sells coffee mugs, jewelry (handcrafted, I think), greeting cards, small toys, puzzles, stuffed animals and the featured artwork.
Local musicians play on Saturday nights at 7:30.
Their bookclub meets on the 2nd Sunday at 4:00 and members receive a 15% discount when purchasing the selected book.
Go here for their home page which has a menu with lots more information.
(My apologies for the fuzzy quality of the photographs.)