Owned by Elise Schumock, Rose City Book Pub will feature children's books and "used literature, including books from Schumock and her parents' own collections." (Her father, Jim Schumock, was a host on the radio program Between the Covers.) The bar will offer "Northwest spirits and around 20 taps for beer and wine."
Schumock told Willamette Week: "It's mostly putting all the things I like together in one room, which is wine and beer and books and people. I've been planning this for three years. A friend suggested it as a pipe dream, and I said, 'I can do that.' "
An Indiegogo campaign for the store has raised nearly $11,000. The bookstore/bar is currently adding shelves and aims to open October 14. A grand opening party is set for November 3.