by Deanna Darr
Ask most BW staffers what their idea of heaven is and it's a pretty safe bet that it involves some combination of really good books with really good booze.
That's why we were suddenly dizzy with excitement when we realized that Rediscovered Bookshop has put the two together without us having to cross into the hereafter. In a moment of divine inspiration, the crew at Rediscovered has put together its first Winter Book and Wine Tour, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.
Here's how it works: Attendees will rotate between four stations representing different genres of literature (contemporary fiction, historical fiction, mystery and biography/memoir), where they will hear presentations on several books. Each station will also include tastings of different wines selected by the experts at The Basque Market.
After everyone has made a full lap, each person will get to take home his or her favorite book and bottle of wine out of those presented.
The store will close its doors to the public for the night, so wine/book tourists will get the place all to themselves. But here's the thing to remember: Space is limited to 40 people, so plan ahead if you want to partake of the heavenly combination.
Tickets cost $40, and are available at Rediscovered Bookshop.