Not too long ago, it reported that a bookstore in Milwaukee was selling booze along with books. As a proud native of Wisconsin â€” hey der! â€” and as someone who has on her journeys home enjoyed a nice warming bowl of beer-and-cheese soup in the Milwaukee airport (true!) it didnâ€™t surprise me that my peopleâ€™s great ingenuity in regards to alcohol was being applied to the realm of books. After all, weâ€™ve pretty much exhausted the other items with which alcohol can be paired, including: curling, the Packers, bratwurst, turning donuts in snow-covered parking lots while listening to Rush at deafening volumes, ice-fishing, and wearing a hat
Other people were intrigued too and investigated further. John Rambow of Fodorâ€™s blog was bothered by the question of whether or not Ocooch Books & Libations had a place to drink on premises or if it served merely as a retail outlet.
He emailed the bookstore and reports to MaudNewton.com: â€œ[It]turns out that they just sell the wine and the beer–you can’t curl up in a corner with your Leinenkugel [a local brew] or whatever. On the bright side, they also sell the hard stuff. Which could be very helpful on a wintry night. That and a book of your choice, of course.â€
Well done, John! Go have yourself a Leinies.