Saturday, April 4, 2009
I hate having to make this post today. My favorite bookstore and coffee shop has closed . My friends the Van Eatons ran Jonathan Benton Bookseller in Mountain Brook Village for years, and it was the kind of bookstore where I could wander around and get great personal service and helpful suggestions ( do you get that in the mega stores? I think NOT ) . The Daily Cup in the front of the bookstore had the best peach muffins on the entire planet and some mighty fine gazpacho and pimento cheese. They also knew I wasn't a coffee snob and didn't try and talk "Starbucks" to me! They closed before I could have one last muffin. I'm sad today. They will be missed.