Book Bums

 Last evening I found my way to Book Bums, a unique place in West Chester (north of Cincinnati, Ohio), for the meeting of a writer's group called (appropriately enough) Word Bums.
 What a unique place. While it has a well-stocked book collection, it is not a bookstore (the shelves pictured above are for borrowing). It is "a quick literacy resource for readers of all ages, particularly parents of preschoolers." Book Bums's founder, teacher Christy Williams, says on the Book Bum website, it was created as "a place where reading is fun, and where parents could learn how to most effectively support their children as readers and truly enjoy doing so."
They serve drinks and food (soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and desserts). I had a scone and cup of decaf. They offer story times and "Foundations of Literacy" classes and book clubs. More than anything, though, they serve up an inviting place to talk, about books, mostly. Which is fine by me.

Book Bums is located at 8992 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester, Ohio.

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