The librarian is drinking again. Cute post from the Desk Set’s much improved website, Where DO Librarians and Archivists Hang Out? We know and like most of these local haunts, and look forward to the book swap on March 30th at nearby Pacific Standard.
Cribbed for her pleasure:
Enidâ€™s in Greenpoint and Daddyâ€™s in Williamsburg have hosted us countless times, and always with grace and style. The bartenders are super sweet, the drinks are affordable, and you are almost guaranteed to run into a librarian, archivist or writer every time you set foot into either joint, whether they are serving your drink, spinning the tunes, or reading at the bar.
Black Rabbit on Greenpoint Ave hosted our Library and Literature Trivia night last September, and weâ€™re betting you might spot a librarian or two at their Smiths Speed Dating event tonight! Thatâ€™s right: speed dating accompanied solely by Smiths songs.
On the other side of the river, the Great Jones Cafe has been known to employ librarians and library students, and they have incredible food, delicious drinks, and the greatest juke box in the city, no doubt.
Urban Librarians Unite, a group of New York City Public Librarians meet up frequently at the Creek in Long Island City – the neighborhood thatâ€™s close(ish) to every other neighborhood – to talk shop and have a few beers.
I happen to know that librarians and MLS students can often be found at Harefield Road in Williamsburg, especially on Thursdays.
And Pacific Standard in Park Slope is so dedicated to writers and readers, they have their own in-house Bar Librarian. (barbrarian?) (And the Desk Set is planning an event for readers and writers to mingle and swap books there on March 30th).