Books & Beans
Books & Beans is a great place to relax with a good book while enjoying a delicious muffin and a nice, fresh cup of coffee with FREE WiFi service.
In February 2002, The Center of Hope Foundation created Books & Beans. It was established as one of the first coffee houses in Southbridge and won the Sturbridge Times 2013 readers choice award best local book store. Books & Beans shares business space with Honest Town Postal & Print (another CoHF small business) and was designed to utilize people with various disabilities in a learning/working atmosphere. Hands on training and flexible positions have been instrumental in fostering self-esteem, while allowing individuals to gain work experience with the goal to integrate into other community based jobs.
When I sit down to read, I generally take a cup of coffee with me. When I sat down at Books & Beans recently in Southbridge, it was as if they read my mind. The wall was lined with books and the counter offered coffee and other essentials. The books ranged from novels to non-fiction, with some occasional text books thrown in. Mostly hard-cover books, but a nice selection of paperbacks too.
Books and Beans is one of many activities associated with The Center of Hope located at 100 Foster Street, Southbridge, MA. The bookshop and café are nearby at 100 Central Street. The bookshop is located in a printing and shipping store, which also provides employment opportunities for clients of The Center of Hope. The shop is a great…. Click here to continue reading.-- Richard Wright
100 Central Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday – Closed
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