Friday, July 2, 2010

Tremont and Visible Voice Bookstore




There is a wonderful area of Cleveland called Tremont on the near west side. The neighborhood streets are lined with interesting old homes interspersed with upscale restaurants, art galleries, shops, a lovely park and a great bookstore called Visible Voice. Last weekend we actually had a free night and we ended up in Tremont. It was one of those perfect June nights - a slight breeze, warm but not hot, no humidity. We ate a delicious meal at the Bistro on Lincoln Park on the sidewalk patio. Then we walked down the street to Visible Voice to a wine tasting. You can sit in the garden courtyard, sip wine, listen to music (this night a steel guitar) browse the bookstore and just enjoy the relaxing ambience. Visible Voice has an entire Garden Courtyard music series, poetry readings,and author signings. Tremont has activities all summer - art walks, farmer's market, cultural festival, even a civil war encampment.

Our neighbor Dave owns Visible Voice and I have done a poetry reading there (see above!)- but I would be a big fan anyway. So if you are looking for something to do off the beaten path that is always interesting (with great restaurants) visit Tremont - just one of the great things about Cleveland.

6 comments:

Jesus Crisis said...
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Jesus Crisis said...

I love that store and have probably bought a hundred books there. I'm fairly confident Visible Voice has one of the two best collections of underground/Beat/post-beat poetry in northern Ohio. We held three of our Lix and Kix poetry events there last year and had a wonderful time.

Jan said...

I wish I could visit!

Ms Hen said...

I love places like this.. !!!

Rob-bear said...

The place sounds fascinating. I'd love to own a spot like that! And then invite all my friends over, regularly.

Thanks for the insight.

瑞尹 said...

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