Wednesday, September 27, 2006
We met Brad Foster at his booth during the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, a few weeks after we decided to open the Banned Books Cafe. We were immediately drawn to his art work, especially the "Athenaeum," or library to infinity. We could not keep this particular piece on the wall, as customers would purchase it. But this drawing (on the right) is "The Librarian." She oversees one of the window tables, perhaps our most romantic, peaceful setting. And she has presided over many an intimate meal at the BBC. Of course, she's for sale, but nobody seems willing to disturb the ambience in this corner. The Librarian will someday grace a spot over a table in another locale. Stay tuned for details ... BBC out.