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Shakespeare & Co. opens on Walnut Street

The literary café prototype design for NYC bookseller Shakespeare & Co has opened on Walnut Street in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse neighborhood.

Hidden City covered the transformation and had the following to say:

“Eimer Design went with a blend of clean and rustic simplicity in their redesign of the interior. Exposed duct work and naked plumbing give depth and texture to a spacious, unfinished ceiling overhead. Steel braces and painted brick round out the thought, while crisp subway tiles and bulbous pendant lights brighten up the coffee bar with casual refinement. A series of black book shelves lure readers down a path from the café’s seating towards the rear where the bookshop fills out and comes into its own. A short flight of stairs leads to a small mezzanine that offers a panoramic view of the activity below.”

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