They Said Books
This café-bookstore in the Vera neighbourhood offers much more than just books. Besides selling “books, coffee and pretty things,” as their Instagram bio says (in a super-trendy atmosphere, at that), the store is also a gathering place for local creatives. Its founder, young Georgian designer Lado Lomitashvili, wanted to create a place that would be a tastemaker for Tbilisi residents, and somewhere that could help develop culture in the city, too. Take a moment to appreciate the in-store design, with cork display tables and shades of brown meant to replicate the ageing process of coffee beans.