I’m not sure when it happened, but
somewhere along the way I think that it became a rule that bookstores
must provide food and beverage, in addition to literature. Almost all
modern bookstores have cafés offering coffee, sweets and sandwiches.
However, Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Rookwood Pavilion really goes the
extra mile. Not only do they have specialty coffee drinks and desserts,
they make substantial, healthy full meals and have a complete bar.