Bards Alley bookstore, Vienna, Va., will host its grand opening and ribbon-cutting tomorrow, the Vienna Patch reported. The store is located at 110 Church St. NW.
Owner Jen Morrow, who had been thinking about opening a bookshop for years, said that for Bards Alley, it's all about the atmosphere: "Teaching my own children to read took my love of reading to a new level said Morrow. I rediscovered how good it feels to slow down and immerse yourself in a great book. I wanted to help create a community for kindred spirits who share a love for stories, learning and connecting with one another."
In addition to books, Bards Alley "serves up rotating selections of beer, wine, locally made bread, soup and more at its cafe. It also holds book clubs, author readings, book signings, children's storytime, poetry and writers' workshops," the Patch noted.