Friday, October 19, 2007

Library Cafe

11.5 years we've been in our new library building. 11.5 years we've waited for someone, anyone, to take space set aside for a coffee shop/cafe and fill our mouths with some sort of edible lunchtime food. Anything. We're not picky. In fact, we're desperate.

At long last, after many stops and starts, the cafe has an "owner" and will open, allegedly, in November. Me? I'm holding my breath.

Naturally, we had to have a libraryland name-off to name the cafe. The winner "The Open Book" was a good name. I applaud my colleague who sent it. Not as good as "Bobcat Buffet," but quite suitable.

Here follows, in my estimation, the ten worst names we could have chosen.

10. Deaccessioned

9. The Book Worm

8. 616.895

7. Sweetbreads Unlimited

6. Unattended Juveniles

5. Cheeseweed's

4. Guttercat's Meow

3. Burton's Barr

2. Pigeon's Drop-Inn

1. Mystery Munch


zirelda said...

Very nice. I'm happy for you.

I do like Pigeons Drop In, but The Open Book sounds perfect.

Unknown said...

Actually, I think the Dewey Decimal name is clever and catchy. Only really clever people need eat there.... (leaving me out, of course)

Booktender said...

Or really crazy people. 616.895 is the number for bipolar disorder.

Now that I think of it, Leftovers would be a bad name, too.