The Literary & Hopscotch: Champaign’s first book bar is officially open


Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)

It’s a books shop, a coffee shop, and a bar all-in-one. Storyteller Erin Valle visits the grand opening of The Literary to catch up with owner Jenny Shima.

Plus, Valle chats with Hopscotch Bakery & Market co-owners Kaya Speagle and Kelly Whiting about bringing specialty coffee and small bites to the book bar.

More from The Literary:

Remember the scholastic book fair when you were a kid?

It’s like that, but for adults. In a bar. 

Why a Bookbar?

First of all, why the heck not? Second, because books and wine (and coffee, we’ll have that too) pair perfectly together. Third, and most importantly, because Chambana needs a ‘third place’- a place where people can come together around conversation, great books, and shared interests, without having to have some kind of membership to belong. 

​We want you here, just as you are. 


Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM


122 N Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Follow ciLiving on Social Media

Facebook Social IconTwitter Social IconInstagram Social IconPintrest Social Icon