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book bar

Read a book, get drunk!
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Well you open a bar. You RENT out books(like the place you can't talk does). People can drink and read. It gives back the brain cells that the drinking takes away. You can talk loud, learn about what a woman likes before approching her. Oh the possablitys...........
Dina, Nov 28 2000

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       There's a bar in Washington D.C. that's wall-to-wall bookshelves; patrons get browsing rights. Alas, the selection is a little odd and the owner is more than a little odd, neither in a good way, which limits its appeal.   

       Of course, there's very little stopping people from bringing their own books and reading at any bar. I did a lot of studying for my comprehensives at the Brickskeller.
Uncle Nutsy, Nov 28 2000
  

       What's the advantage (to the owner) over the fairly-common restaurant/bookstore combo? In the latter, patrons buy the books before dripping hot sauce and beer on them.
hello_c, Nov 30 2000
  

       As much as I like to read, when I go into a bar I am there for some serious drinking, not for perusing the existentialist philosophers. Something like this would work better in a coffee bar than a "real" bar.
Furthur, Dec 24 2000
  

       It would be fun to watch drunks react to some of our more surreal fictional novels ("Sir, I'm telling you we don't mix pan-galactic gargle blasters (sp?)")
nick_n_uit, Dec 26 2000
  

       <quote> Drinking more than one pan galactic gargle blaster is like having your brains bashed out with a slice of lemon..........wrapped around a large gold brick <quote>
roisin, Oct 31 2001
  

       The last thing I want to do when I am drunk is read. Dizzyness.
Redbrickterrace, Oct 31 2001
  

       I wonder what it would be like to have manga in one?   

       Would you have drunk guys doing the little girl voices? That would be hilarious! Make sure the manga have furigana, though. And not the tiny baby little furigana that they can't read, either, but good size furigana. Heck, make the whole thing large print.
juuitchan3, Jun 15 2002
  

       What if the selections were all children's books?   

       Dr. Seuss? Drunk people trying to do the 'Fox in Socks' routine would score high on the hilarity meter.
RayfordSteele, Jun 15 2002
  

       It's hard to read books in a bar   

       And when you leave it in your car   

       You may not know quite where you are   

       Why did you read books in that bar?
polartomato, Jun 15 2002
  
      
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