Assouline to Open Bookstore in a Houston Bakery

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La Table

Assouline Publishing is set to open an exclusive standalone bookstore in a new French restaurant and bakery in Houston, Texas.

By Bree Turner

La Table, opening later this year in in the high end Uptown district of Houston, Texas.

The space with house a French fine dining restaurant on the second floor, a casual restaurant on the first, and bakery and coffee shop called La Table Chateau, which is where Assouline’s publishing’s space will be. 

La Table Chateau will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., writes CultureMap Houston, so young professionals can “have some oysters, have a bottle of wine” with their colleagues after work.

The developer, Alex Gaudelet hopes bringing in Assouline will help boost the cultural cache of the destination. “The downstairs, with the bakery, throughout the day, you’ll have a coffee shop atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to pick up a book and read it or even purchase a book,” he explains, “If you’re going to a house and you’re bringing a baked good, you might as well also pick up a book and give it.”

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