The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe

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Join us in the heart of Spenard for homemade international comfort food, locally-roasted coffee, Alaskan beer and cider, as well as hand-poured fizzes and sodas. We celebrate the unique and wonderful talents of our neighbors and friends--a great place to meet up and have lively discussions over great food. The Writer's Block is a neighborhood cafe within the envelope of an independent bookstore. Order pelmeni, Ukrainian borscht, pollo guisado, panini sandwiches, or one of our homemade soups, then have a look around our bookstore, which features a well-curated selection of some of Alaska's best authors as well as independent national best sellers. Sundays always feature local live music and brunch specials. Have a latte and a cinnamon roll or a local beer and hummus plate while you meet with friends. There's always something to see, hear, or experience at the Writer's Block, from musical performances, art shows, open mics, children's story hours, poetry, storytelling, and literary events. Be sure to check our website for a list of this week's events. We proudly feature Alaskan writers and food, drink, and products by our friends and neighbors. Join us for coffee from Uncle Leroy's Coffee; beer from Turnagain Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewing, Resolution Brewing, Cynosure Brewing, King Street Brewing, as well as cider from Double Shovel Cider.

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    • Capacity (# of people): 90
    • Distance to Downtown Convention Centers (miles): 2.9
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Address 3956 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, AK 99517-3003 Local
(907) 929-2665