The next time you're craving a nice adult beverage when shopping for books, Books-A-Million at the Maine Mall in South Portland has you covered.

The cafe at Book-A-Million now sells beer and wine in their Joe Muggs Cafe inside the book store. In a post on their Facebook page, they invite you to read a magazine or book or watch "the sports game" on the TV. They're not allowed to say you can come in and watch a certain baseball win a championship or a New England football team play a game on a Sunday unless they want a cease and desist from the NFL or MLB.

You have to hand it to Books-A-Million for coming up with new ways to entice people into a physical book store in the era of online shopping and digital downloads of books. There is something to be said for holding a good book in one hand and beer in the other.


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