Bar in Seattle Hosts Silent Reading Night
Most of the time, a bar is pretty much the worst place in the world to sit and read a book. The loud music, the dim lighting, the people trying to talk over said loud music...it just isn't conducive to curling up with a good book.
According to a recent story in The Stranger, a bar in Seattle is trying to change all of that. On the first Wednesday of every month, the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel quiets to a hush and fills with people and their books. Talking, outside of the occasional laugh or whispered excitement about the page you just read, is strictly prohibited. Patrons are invited to sit, read, and drink all the $5 Manhattans they can stomach.
Maybe the people at the Sorrento Hotel have stumbled on to something here, and more silent reading nights in other classy bars like itself will pop up across the country. The idea of sitting down and reading in a well lit room with a well poured Manhattan at your side does sound enticing, especially if you don't have to deal with trying to concentrate while listening to the guy who decided to make the DJ play that Katy Perry song for the tenth time describe how amazing she is.
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