Barking Bee Cafe will host their next After Dark Book Club on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM. Register to attend here!
March's book selection is Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
What would you change if you could travel back in time?
Down a small alleyway in the heart of Tokyo, there's an underground café that's been serving carefully brewed coffee for over a hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers its customers something else besides coffee-the chance to travel back in time.
The rules, however, are far from simple: you must sit in one particular seat, and you can't venture outside the café, nor can you change the present. And, most important, you only have the time it takes to drink a hot cup of coffee-or risk getting stuck forever.
Over the course of one summer, four customers visit the café in the hopes of traveling to another time: a heartbroken lover looking for closure, a nurse with a mysterious letter from her husband, a waitress hoping to say one last goodbye and a mother whose child she may never get the chance to know.
Heartwarming, wistful and delightfully quirky, Before the Coffee Gets Cold explores the intersecting lives of four women who come together in one extraordinary café, where the service may not be quick, but the opportunities are endless.
Request a physical copy of the book or audiobook via the Jefferson County Library Cooperative
Read the Ebook on Libby/Overdrive
Listen to the Digital Audiobook on Libby/Overdrive
Read the Ebook on Hoopla (Pinson residents only)
Listen to the Digital Audiobook on Hoopla (Pinson residents only)
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