The Bookery Ephrata Washington Store Front

The Bookery a bookstore that sells coffee, or a coffee shop that sells books?

 

Edie and I were out for a drive on Saturday and we stopped in Ephrata and visited the Bookery. Located in downtown The Bookery has the vibe of a neighborhood bookstore where you can spend the afternoon looking at everything and then picking out something to take home and read.  Oh wait, that’s what we use our phones for.  What a shame that independent bookstores are closing all across the country.  The Bookery appear to be vibrant and busy.  On our visit there were groups of people drinking coffee and having conversations. Others were shopping for books. While others were looking at the various gift items offered.

 

 

Let’s get started talking coffee shall we?

 

The Bookery serves D&M Coffee.  Located in Ellensburg D&M was our day 19 post on the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days project.  The drip coffee was the Lions Rock Blend which is a Dark full-bodied blend.  This is a good coffee to be served as drip coffee.  My coffee was a bit on the cool side but it was drinkable and I enjoyed my cup while watching people shop. The do a brisk coffee business on Saturday mornings.

The menu at The Bookery features a variety of coffee and non-coffee beverages. They also serve breakfast (very limited selections) and lunch.  They also have home made pastries and other tasty snacks.

 

 

D&M Coffee Roasters Coffee in a Mug at The Bookery
Espresso Machine at The Bookery

Books and Coffee

The shop is comfortable with several tables and some comfortable upholstered chairs. The layout makes it easy to have a quiet conversation or pull a couple of tables together to have a small meeting.  The Wi-Fi was strong.  Getting some work done at The Bookery should be a snap.

The selection of books good. The Bookery is not a large shop but they do have a efficient shelving system which allows them to have a lot of books in a limited space.

If you’re in Ephrata you should stop in and have a cup of coffee and find a book to read.  We all need to read books instead of consuming everything online. Of course you are excused for reading our articles here on Explore Washington State.  Who knows maybe we will launch a print magazine one of these days.  Would you like that?  Comment below.

 

Where to find

You can visit The Bookery at 1 Basin St. NW Ephrata, Washington 98823. Check out their Instagram feed or you can find them on Facebook.  It would be best though to stop in and see them and when you do stop in tell them you heard about them from Explore Washington State.

This wraps up day Thirty-Four of One Hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow?  Check back and see. Have you been to The Bookery? Share your thoughts below.  Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Send me the name and address of any shops that you think I should go to.

Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.

 

Racks of Books at The Bookery in Ephrata