'Cos I like coffee, coffee shops, magazines, books and stationery I guess this post was inevitable
Over in Milan the first Moleskine coffee shop has just opened its doors. More are planned in cities around the world where you can browse books and merchandise - including the iconic, eponymous notebooks, as you sip your favourite brew. Sure makes our beloved Caffe Nero in the local Waterstones look kinda shabby.
Meanwhile, in London, the lifestyle mag The Monocle introduced a similar idea around a year ago.
The nearest we have are the poorly conceived WH Smith stores with a coffee shop attached to a few branches that seem to be in a perpetual state of chaos and in search of an identity. Poor old WHS must be revolving in his grave!