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The 9 ¾ Bookstore + café is perfect for children ages 1 to 105, and mixes exceptional warm beverages with places to curl up and relax, as well as a playground for the little ones.

A steaming cup of tea, and a good book. 9 ¾ Bookstore + café, in Envigado, Colombia, offers up this perfect combination. The bookstore was specifically designed for children, and offers tiny tables for colouring, an indoor playground for climbing, playing, and curling up to read in the center of the space. 9 ¾ is perfect for adults as well, where they can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the outside world to enjoy a warm beverage. PlasmaNodo studio designed 9 ¾, which from the beginning, was never intended to be a simple bookstore and café. It was not intended to be a simple book retailer either.

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The coffee is a prestigious blend from Colombia.

The owner wants to diffuse culture by providing reading for every age, and holds classes in the space as well. The witty intuition of 9 ¾ can be summed up in its architects following words; “We believe in imagination, in magic, in dreams, in memories. We believe that the best ideas and conversations come easily with a good cup of coffee. We know that technology can be the magic wand to enter unimaginable worlds but it will never dethrone the King: the book”.

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The space was made warmer and adapt for little ones and adults alike with the installation of a vertical garden in the café.
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The books for sale are on display in the center of the store, and cover most of the walls.
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The central playground is perfect for climbing, playing, or curling up to read a book.
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The PlasmaNodo studio designed the interior as well as the café’s overall image.
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Chairs, armchairs, and different tables are scattered throughout the space, perfect for a relaxing pause and a cup of coffee…and of course, a book!
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Sulla parete, una serie di poster celebrano alcuni famosi scrittori.

WHERE: Variante Las Palmas kilómetro 14 + 250m, Envigado, Colombia

A steaming cup of tea, and a good book. 9 ¾ Bookstore + café, in Envigado, Colombia, offers up this perfect combination. The bookstore was specifically designed for children, and offers tiny tables for colouring, an indoor playground for climbing, playing, and curling up to read in the center of the space. 9 ¾ is perfect for adults as well, where they can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the outside world to enjoy a warm beverage. PlasmaNodo studio designed 9 ¾, which from the beginning, was never intended to be a simple bookstore and café. It was not intended to be a simple book retailer either. The owner wants to diffuse culture by providing reading for every age, and holds classes in the space as well. The witty intuition of 9 ¾ can be summed up in its architects following words; “We believe in imagination, in magic, in dreams, in memories. We believe that the best ideas and conversations come easily with a good cup of coffee. We know that technology can be the magic wand to enter unimaginable worlds but it will never dethrone the King: the book”.

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