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Don’t all communities deserve a café? El Taller is Lawrence’s Independent Bookstore & Café! Born in 2012, El Taller is guided by its name – “the workshop,” it is a cafe and bookstore but it acts like a studio or workshop for the community at large. It is a place to hang out, read books, write, join discussions, meet with friends and enjoy good food.

Inside, there is an open kitchen, where patrons can watch our chefs make their meals at the long counter. Opposite the counter, there is our bookshelf, stocked with your favorite community curated picks! El Taller is home to exciting new releases, books by talented local authors, beloved classics (in English and Spanish). The gallery space is where we display local art on the walls. There is also event space on the first floor (accessible) equipped with a stage for performances, and a second floor event space (one flight of stairs) to host your next gathering!

El Taller works on literary and community engagement programming with partners such as the Lawrence Public Library, the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover Bread Loaf, and many more!

Fueled by great coffee, delicious food, and creative ideas–El Taller welcomes anyone who walks through the door. Join us for coffee, a meal, or a community event and enjoy the space. We hope to see you soon!

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