If you’re a fan of both coffee and books, then you should add Read Shop by the Merchant in Vinings, GA to your itinerary.
Inside Read Shop, you may find bestseller books that make it to the New York Times list, as well as numerous fiction, non-fiction, garden books, cookbooks, children’s literature, and coffee-inspired books. The store also cycles through seasonal offerings of stationary and greeting cards.
With a similarity to Brother Moto, Read Shop didn’t serve coffee at the outset. As I learned from my conversation with the General Manager, Read Shop added the capacity (or evolved) to serve coffee within its premises (as a way to bring in extra foot traffic through the door). The concept has worked well and Read Shop is now a favorite among locals in Vinings and the surrounding Cobb county for great coffee, pastries, and books. A thank you goes out to Justin, a Manager at Read Shop, for making my cappuccino and speaking with me about the Shop.
Photos from my visit are below. As you can see, Read Shop is one of the cutest and coziest coffee shops in Atlanta.
During my visit, I was impressed by the decor inside the shop and the neat coffee counter. Read Shop is partnered with Stumptown Coffee and traditional coffee beverages are available, as well as cold brew. There are also seasonal drinks, such as lavender latte and lavender chai latte, on the menu. If you’re a tea drinker, Read Shop has a selection of teas on the menu as well.
Read Shop, of course, offers free Wi-Fi for its customers. The Wi-Fi password is Readmorebooks (how clever!).
The books at Read Shop are carefully curated by the owner—you can read more about that concept in this blog post. If you’re a book lover who happens to enjoy coffee, then definitely check out Read Shop in Vinings.