Introducing our coziest reads paired with warmest of beverages!
Pairs well with a homemade Hot Toddy - Barry's black tea, lemon, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, and whiskey of choice. - Gracie
Pairs well with a Vanilla Oat Milk Latte from Coffee Me Up in Portland - Graice
Pairs well with Trader Joe's Chai Latte Mix - Gracie
Hop on the ferry and head to a small island in the cerulean sea where you'll find woods begging to be explored, an old building that might just be home, love that most certainly is, and a six-year-old boy who happens to be the antichrist--but we don't use that word in this family. Linus, our unlikely hero, believes strongly in following rules and regulations, especially when it comes to his job as a caseworker for magical youth, but is forced to question everything he knows when he arrives at Marsyas Island and meets six children who defy all expectations. This book is brimming with joy and tenderness as Linus learns to truly see and understand the people around him, and the love that blooms between Linus and Arthur, the childrens' caretaker, is sure to warm you up from the inside out.
Pairs well with a Blueberry Lavender Chai from Coffee Me Up - Steph
I haven't sat in a classroom in 18 years, but for me, fall always means 'back to school.' To me, nothing was better than buying school supplies and browsing the shelves of my college bookstore, picking up the books for my courses. So when I think of cozy reads and increasingly colder weather, my mind always goes back to school and (for lack of better wording) "the classics." Each fall, I try to read a classic from a writer's omnibus that I haven't gotten to yet. This fall, I have BLEAK HOUSE, SULA, ANOTHER COUNTRY and THE BEAUTIFUL CASSANDRA. Paired with my favorite cocktail, Green Eyes, from Hunt and Alpine. Recipe included in their cookbook, NORTHERN HOSPITALITY. - Emily
Northern Hospitality with The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club: A Celebration of Cocktails, Cooking, and Coming Together (Hardcover)
Nothing better than a Birtish hamlet, a bookshop, and a quaint story about finding love and family right when you need them. Savor alongside some homemade mily tea that the Brits would cringe about - chamomile tea, local milk of choice (Smiling Hill Farms preferred), and a dollop of honey from The Honey Exchange - Becca
Lyra. Always Lyra. If you're a '90s kid, you understand. A girl, her protector polar bear, and a fight for the freedom of information and science. Don't you dare watch the HBO series without reading this trilogy first. - Becca
My first introduction to a no-nonsense princess, Wrede's Cimorene set the bar high for all that a woman could be in my 10-year-old mind. She revolts against the path set out before her and does so with witt, humor, cleverness, and a dash of giving no shits. An escape to favorite books of your past is about as cozy as you can get these days. - Becca
Pairs well with a Rosemary Vanilla Latte from Little Woodfords - Josh