November 7, 2008

Book aquarium

Last theme day, I showed you the cozy corner inside A Different Bookstore's Eastwood City branch. This is what the shop looks like from the outside. You can't see the couch from this angle—it's on the left side, near the back. The bookstore doesn't have its own café inside but there's really no need for one anyway. To the right of the bookstore is a Starbucks, across it is a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and along the open-air promenade is a Café Xocolat. You'll find me at Coffee Bean with a mug of tea latte. The bookstore is open until midnight, and the cafés—well, we've never stayed out there long enough to see them close shop.

A Different Bookstore, Eastwood City Walk

21 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

A book store with a cozy launge that doesn't close until mid-night is great thing!

tr3nta said...

I like the book aquarium defenition... :-)

nobu said...

I want such a book store in Japan.

Abraham Lincoln said...

There are some places that are good to relax at and you have described two of them and shown us a striking photo of one.

Halcyon said...

It looks like a nice place to spend an afternoon browsing and perusing.

I like the aquariam definition too!

Jackie said...

I love the idea of a bookshop staying open till midnight! And here's another praise for the aquarium idea!

Webradio said...

Bonsoir !
Très surprenant comme magasin...

Il n'y a pas de cela ici...

Bergson said...

you take a good time in this aquarium :_)

marley said...

I like the look of this place, although you wouldn't be able to hide in there!

lunarossa said...

What a fantastic bookstore! Open until midnight? Absolutely my dream...I could just put the kids to sleep and then go down to the shop and start browsing...Manila is full of surprises. Ciao. Antonella

Sally said...

Bookshops and coffee shops - two of my favourite places! Thanks for the birthday wishes and visit to Sydney Daily Photo

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Excellent lighting!

I love bookstores, but they are dangerous places for me. Walk out with too many books every time.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

lovely relaxing shot

Shelagh said...

I love your blogspot, it tells me so much about Manila - thank you for sharing...

jill said...

Wonderful to have such a great bookstore surrounded by coffee shops!

Rambling Round said...

Looks warm and inviting.

the donG said...

im not sure if ive seen one of this shop in greenhills. so you really enjoy coffee!

my favorite bookshop is giant Fully Booked shop in Serendra.

Ruby said...

Oh! I would love to meet you for a latte at the Coffee Bean, and then a browse round this bookshop.

And then I'd say, "Hilda, you know all that yummy food you've been picturing on your blog ... how 'bout we go there now, go there now!" ;-)

turtle said...

i like this store thanks for posting. you have a very informative blog thanks.

Keith said...

Great photo! The bookstores around here, and most other businesses, are closed up long before midnight.

Harjeet bhangu said...

very meaning full place......amazing..