Do you think that Hemingway, Faulkner or Kerouac became Hemingway, Faulkner and Kerouac had they just sat behind their typewriters?
Or even further, would have American Pastoral, Freedom or The Great Gatsby ever seen the light had their authors worked in isolation? Conversation and human interaction, those are the raw materials stories are made of.
At The WD we honor good stories and that is basically why we decided to build a bar in the middle of a bookstore. After all, what is a writer without lives to hear about?
Or a bar without people living theirs?
Every day at dusk, lights will be dimmed and music will go up to put you at ease in case you want to grab a drink (or two) with us. And all that with the sole intention of exploring together how did McCarthy, Toole or Bolaño become what they became.
Please join us.
PS. For those forced to work late hours with your laptops, we apologize for any inconvenience our evening atmosphere may cause to you. We want you to know that you’re more than welcome to stay as long as you want; however, if our late environment stands in the way of your work, our friends and neighbors at Common Desk may be able to assist you with a more peaceful environment. www.thecommondesk.com