What’s better than a glass of wine and a good mystery novel? Barnes & Noble knows how popular a drink and good read is becoming.
It’s now looking to grow its restaurant business, announcing yesterday that it will serve beer and wine at select locations.
After weathering the worst of Amazon’s impact on its in-store book sales, the bookstore chain will also offer an expanded menu at its cafes, which currently serve Starbucks drinks and baked goods.
The idea behind the boozy expansion is to get more foot traffic in stores and to make them a nighttime destination, reports The Washington Post. And if customers imbibe a bit too much, teetotaling readers should be on the lookout for falling bookshelves.