Have you ever stared into the abyss of celebrity cook books, board games and screaming children, and thought to yourself: If only this Barnes & Noble had wine? Well, according to the Los Angeles Times, the mega-chain booksellers are looking to give the people what they want—nay, deserve—at a location in New Hartford, New York. The shop recently applied for a beer and wine license in the town. Finally, people will finally be able to chase their Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte with a nice Cabernet.
If this venture is successful for the company then they’ll consider bringing the improvement—er, addition—to other locations. And honestly, between their “bathrooms are for customers only” policy and mankind’s penchant for feeling guilty when intoxicated and confronted with their own literary ignorance, how could it not be a cash cow? Soon we’ll all be buying copies of The Iliad and The Grapes of Wrath while slur-yelling, “I don't just read BuzzFeed!”
Until that day comes to New York City, rest assured that New Hartford is only a four hour car ride away.