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Nora Roberts Inspires Indy Bookstore

Nicole and Jim Hayes opened up the Cafe Book store in Antioch, Illinois last month inspired by Nora Roberts’ Three Sisters Trilogy. The bookstore is designed to invoke the feeling of the bookstore in the series. The selection is small but the atmosphere is conducive to lounging.

The Hayes’ have previous small business and restaurant experience owning a tapa-style bar called Rugna’s and a home decor store called Rustique.

The Lake County News-Sun via ShelfAwareness.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. JessicaMcG
    Apr 07, 2008 @ 10:13:23

    Wish it were closer; I’d love to visit!

  2. Nora Roberts
    Apr 08, 2008 @ 08:17:53

    Wow, this is just wonderful. Beyond being flattered, it sounds like a fabulous bookstore. If I’m ever in the area, I’m so there!

  3. Diane V
    Apr 08, 2008 @ 09:07:19

    You can see a picture of the book store and a brief article here:

    I’m going to try to visit the store this weekend — love the idea of the store.

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