Rocky Mount Mills is about to have a place to buy books and coffee. Author Etaf Rum believes in the transformational power of books and coffee to build community, conversation, and culture. This week, she is opening a bookstore and coffee shop at Rocky Mount Mills called Books and Beans in the old canteen where the mill workers ate breakfast, lunch, dinner and socialized with each other.
Rum’s debut novel A Woman Is No Man became a NY Times Bestseller this year just as she was coming to the conclusion that her city, Rocky Mount, needed a place for thinkers and writers to gather and share ideas. Here’s to the combination of books and conversation and coffee — it’s powerful stuff.
Celebrate with Etaf Rum, Monday, October 21 from 7am -2pm for her soft opening. Like and Follow Books and Beans on Facebook to stay up to date on their hours of operation, announcements and more!
Thanks to Rocky Mount Mills for this capcom story & for these capcom photos.