Another year, another Poppy Fest, and what a great festival it was this year, too. While Books on Tap didn’t make an appearance, we sent our photo lad out and about into the crowd and into the streets to capture the joy that the city’s event brings to, not just our little community, but all of Texas. From sunrise to well past sunset, it was an explosive, joy-filled day. The saddest part is that right about now is the longest we’ll have to wait for another Poppy Festival to roll back into town.
Our team of experts spent a Saturday afternoon conducting bubbly research for what Books on Tap will serve, well, on tap.
Well, it’s here, the end of the year. We have had quite the year, too. We closed a bookstore and begun to open a bookstore—a wine bar, a craft beer bar, a coffee bar, a live music venue. We talk a lot here for a business that’s not even open yet, but it’s only honest excitement that propels us to share things—pictures, quotations and videos—and annoy you. We can’t wait to give something to the community, to share art and a great experience with strangers and friends alike; to have a drink with you and talk about books, because all that we know, and where we’re going, is because of what’s found in books. We love that it’s that simple and that complicated.
Cheers, dear friends, to 2013 and beyond.
At Books on Tap, we're still flying as high as Rudolph after this year's Christmas Stroll. Saturday was officially our first unofficial day of business, and business was booming. You wonderful people--our neighbors and our friends--came by the hundreds for free pint glasses, asked innumerable wide-eyed questions, which we were happy to hear and answer, and shared with us your joy that we will be open soon.
What sticks with us the most, like hot cocoa on a cold morning, is certainly how excited Georgetown is for Books on Tap: the coming bookstore, fancy canteen, rockin' rathskeller, world of wondrous wine. All that was as beautiful and memorable as children enjoying our books as adults got ideas for their Christmas shopping in holiday spirits as bubbly as our favorite brews.
So, later, when work is done, we'll be lifting our Books on Tap pint glasses in your honor, Georgetown.
No, even better!
Books on Tap
Ho! Ho! Ho! Georgetown Christmas Stroll 2012 is coming! On Friday, November 30th we'll be at our store handing out Books on Tap mugs as well as selling fine literature. Join us for hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies. Then, on Saturday, December 1st, come see us at our books on Tap booth. Share the season with Books on Tap.
All credit for the alluring and radiant HDR image goes to Evan Gearing, a splendid local photographer.
A little sun and wind and high flying imaginations made this year’s AirFest a sight to behold. Below, from the asphalt, we took to the skies. Awesome aircraft and classic cars from the past to the present captured the imaginations of the young and old. Dozens of planes were on the ground to touch, examine, and marvel at; only the cars were untouchable, apparently planes that are ambushed by both bullets and birds can take a few fingerprints. There's nothing like flying and feeling like you're better than Icarus.