There’s something wonderful and inviting about book stores. Like a candy shop for avid readers, book stores entice with affordable treats and as well as some beautiful books well out of price range. It’s hard to walk into a book store and leave with just the item you’ve been looking for. Shelves and shelves of books, comfortable seats, and even swank coffee shops and bakeries make it hard for anyone to walk in and out. The only thing more enticing than a book store is an exceptionally beautiful book store. Throughout the world there are a handful of bookstores and libraries known for their beauty and unconventional outer shells. Old firehouses, night clubs and more have been converted into book stores.
It was an evening of food-talk at San Francisco's Omnivore Books. This unique store, once a butcher's shop, offers all books on everything food. Along with the selection, the store hosts frequent discussions by some of the nation's most influential culinary geniuses.
Last night's speaker was none other than Food Network's Tyler Florence. The Bay Area is lucky enough to have Tyler Florence who recently relocated to Marin County with his family from New York City. For a city based on adoration for food, it was no surprise the turnout to hear Mr. Florence speak was successful. A predominantly female audience listened intently to the charming chef and TV icon as he recounted the journey of his success. Last night was organized to celebrate Mr. Florence's latest cookbook, Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better. However, with most book signings, the talk branched into a spontaneous discussion on owning San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern and balancing the life of a celebrity chef.