What's going on at the patio and next door to the bookstore?

We’re open during renovation of the patio and construction next door!

Right after our long time neighbor El Diablo moved out, the building owner's contractor started work on upgrading the building. The patio trellis was taken down. Although it was beloved by many people, including us, its removal did open up the patio and improved visibility of our bookstore. We added a couple of umbrellas to provide shades on those hot sunny days (yes, there are some). Future improvements will include repaving and installation of new lights. In the mean time, we encourage you to grab your beverages and continue to enjoy our patio. Note that we also have a secluded back patio that offers another charming outdoor space for reading.

El Diablo Coffee has announced its new location several doors north of us, in the space formerly occupied by Nana's. While they renovate their new place, they are selling their usual great coffee beverages from the El Diablo Coffee Box. They have made great improvemnts already to their new building, and a lot more work needs to be done, but we heard that they plan to open on June 2st!

A lot of work is also going on behind the covered up windows in El Diablo's old space. We’ve learned that the new business will be locally owned, and will be serving coffee and food. They’re promising a beautifully renovated space. We understand that heir target is to be open by mid-July.

We continue to be open for business 7 days a week, with our regular hours of 10 am - 7 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

While it may look a bit messy now, the end result of the renovation of our building and patio will be a welcoming place with a beautiful, cozy outdoor space for our customers to relax, have conversations, and read books.

We look forward to helping you select your next great book, and filling your travel bags with just the perfect summer/beach/backyard read!

Your QABC Team