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Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books

  • Restaurants
  • Germantown
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books in Germantown
    Photograph: Neal Santos
  2. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books is located in Germantown
    Photograph: Neal Santos
  3. They serve a variety of sandwiches at Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books in Germantown
    Photograph: Neal Santos
  4. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books is named after the owner, Marc Lamont Hill's, deceased uncle.
    Photograph: Neal Santos

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Situated in a beautiful 1930s home across the street from Germantown’s historic Market Square, this bookstore and café boasts an itinerary of readings, movie screenings and cultural celebrations, such as film screenings and holiday gatherings. Bookshelves are stocked with a selection of black literature—works by James Baldwin, New York Times best-selling novelist E. Lynn Harris and YA newcomer Angie Thomas—and educational page-turners in the history, politics and economics sections. The cozy café side offers La Colombe coffee drinks and a selection of teas, pastries and ready-to-go soups and salads. The space has several rooms and plenty of leather couches on which to stretch out. You’re welcome to bring a laptop and tune out on your headphones, but it wouldn’t hurt to unplug and make a new friend over coffee and a great book.

Read more about the story behind the bookstore, which was opened by CNN and Fox commentator Marc Lamont Hill, here.

Written by
Beth Boyle


5445 Germantown Ave
Cross street:
at Church St
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu 7am–9pm, Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 8am–11pm, Sun 8am–7pm
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