Hobnob with local authors
Autumn is ideal for book lovers as it’s a great time to huddle up into a cozy corner. And if you’re looking for something local, you need someone in the know to clue you in. That someone is ABC (as in, the American Book Center). Their regular book-launch events feature one to three local authors at a time presenting and reading from their books, covering all genres from history and art to romance and science-fiction novels. And there might be free wine, too. Of course, if you’ve got a writing bug of your own, NaNoWriMo is coming up...
Sample free wine
Each Open Bottle night at Wijnkoperij de Hermitage, the first Saturday of every month, has a different theme that will focus on regions, grapes, “weird wines,” etc., and it doesn’t cost a thing to get in the door. But fair warning: there’s no way you’re walking out with empty hands. Owner Sander Salburg is standing by for questions and will absolutely make sure you’re taking home a bottle you’ll love.