Small Biz Monday: 3 things to love about Page & Palette in Fairhope

Books At Page &Amp; Palette
Books, books, and more books. Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

You’ve seen a bookstore with a coffee shop, but have you ever seen a bookstore with a coffee shop and a full bar? Allow us to introduce you to Page & Palette, our favorite place to hang out in downtown Fairhope (and hopefully, yours too).

About Page & Palette

Page &Amp; Palette
Front entrance of Page & Palette. Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

Page & Palette made its home Fairhope in 1968, where it still stands today. It’s a family-owned business, now in its third generation of ownership.

As a bookstore first and foremost, there’s, of course, a huge emphasis on books. What makes Page & Palette stand out, even from other family-owned or local bookstores, is the ambiance. On top of a huge selection of books, with super friendly staff ready to help you find the book you’re looking for, Page & Palette is designed for you to hang out after purchasing your new read.

Whether you’re the coffee & a book or cocktail & a book type, Page & Palette has you covered.

1. The books, of course

Books
Sticky notes from staff to help you choose a new book. Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

Of course, at a bookstore, the focus will be on the books; and Page & Palette does not disappoint. They have a huge selection from those household-named authors to new local authors who just published. It’s the perfect blend of books you love to see and books you’re going to fall in love with.

Not to mention the staff loves reading just as much as you do. They’ve got sticky notes lining bookshelves giving you the rundown on some of their staff-picked faves, helping you make the best decision possible for your new book.

Don’t forget to check out their events page, where they have local authors come and give talks all about their books.

2. Latte Da Coffee Shop

Bookstore
The cushiest, coziest bookstore café. Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

Coffee & books go together like bread and butter, like peanut butter and jelly, like—well, coffee & books! The cozy, industrial vibe is everything you need to get some work done, not to mention the delicious coffee and snacks. They’ve got a nice selection of locally-roasted coffees as well, which makes it all the more special. Don’t forget the free WiFi to help you get all that work done.

We recommend a good ole fashioned oak milk latte, iced.

3. The Book Cellar

Bookstore Bar
Who doesn’t love a cocktail with a side of exposed brick and a new book? Photo via Clorissa Morgan for The Bama Buzz

Getting into the Book Cellar feels a bit like walking into a speakeasy, but no password is needed to enjoy this bar! Once again, they have that industrial/cozy vibe in here, where they serve a full range of book-inspired cocktails like “Tequila Mockingbird” and “Rum Forrest Rum”. Our recommendation is the margarita, “Are you there God, it’s me Margarita.”

There’s also live music regularly in the Book Cellar. For this week, there are three musical guests in the Book Cellar. Tonight, Monday, Oct. 18, Kalyn Maller Music will be jamming out from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, there’s a happy hour musical guest, Steve Holmes, who is playing from 4-6p.m. Then, on Friday, Joanie & the Jetts will be performing from 6-8 p.m. Page & Palette keeps a calendar with their musical guests here.

Ready to check it out for yourself? Here’s some info:

Page & Palette

  • Address: 32 S Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Bookstore Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Latte Da Hours: Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m-6 p.m.; Sat: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Book Cellar Hours: Mon-Wed: until 8 p.m.; Thurs-Sat: until 9 p.m.; Sun: until 7 p.m.
  • Contact: Website: Bookstore, Book Cellar, Latte Da | Facebook

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