It may seem these days like books are on the way out, with the advent of online reading. It seems like a reasonable assumption to think that in the days of culture is increasingly being condensed into 140 characters that the classic paper and binding book would be seeing a fall from grace.
When you hear “coffee shop” it likely brings to mind two images that are similarly seared into the popular imagination. These are two images very, very close chronologically, but so very different in reality. When you hear “coffee shop”, do you think a diner like Monk’s Cafe in Seinfeld, or the modern american coffeehouse like The Central Perk in Friends?