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Quiet Spots to Read a Book

By Amy Taylor @aavtaylor

A retreat to the hill country lends itself perfectly to devouring the latest selection off your bookshelf. Whether you drive in for the day, settle in for a long, relaxing weekend, or are a permanent resident of Marble Falls, readers delight in the serene pace that transcends this area. There are few escapes like the Texas Hill Country to settle in and soak up a great story. Whether you are delving into the latest Brene Brown self-exploration or just trying to find the perfect spot for Tom Clancy’s newest release, numerous locations prepare the way for the perfect ending.

Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls

Lake Marble Falls is the bedrock of the community and there is no better spot to appreciate the tranquility of water than just off Lakeside Park at the sandy beach. Grab the latest Emily Griffin novel and soak up the sun at this beautiful lakefront park.

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Numinous Coffee Roasters

Numimous Coffee Roasters offers chai lattes, baked goods, and the traditional coffee shop experience that every aficionado craves. This independent establishment prides itself in a small-town feel and champions the local community. Located in a quaint old house off Hwy 281, this is the place to grab a table and finally finish that decades-old copy of War and Peace.

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Johnson Park

Johnson Park is a quiet retreat on Lake Marble Falls that offers lake views and a quintessential park experience. Trees line the street, ducks wander the lawn, and a playscape entertains the children, creating the perfect opportunity to grab a copy of East of Eden and contemplate great American literature alongside a great American landscape.


Chick-fil-a boasts a Little Free Library inside its dining room, so swap out your latest literary conquest for a fresh new recommendation or just drop off any books you want to share with the community. Order an Arnold palmer and enjoy on the outside patio while reading a chapter or two.

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Old Oak Square

Finally, adventure surely awaits in Old Oak Square with inviting tables and a meditative water fountain that offers a fantastic spot to read Reese’s latest Book Club recommendation. Located in the center of town and surrounded by great opportunities for shopping, take a break, grab a glass of wine from Fiesta Winery and invite friends for the next lively book club discussion of Little Fires Everywhere.

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