Nexus Nook at CALS Main Library Named Best of Arkansas 2019

It’s true! The Nexus Nook coffee shop here at CALS has been honored as an Arkansas Times Editors’ Pick for BEST PLACE TO DRINK COFFEE, LISTEN TO MUSIC, AND BE SURROUNDED BY BOOKS YOU CAN’T BUY.

The editors praised the “bookish bistro” with “real music” as a “soothing spot with a good read” and a place to “bliss out.” And we totally agree about our partners, Nexus Coffee & Creative, and the wonderful space they’ve created for relaxing, reading, or chatting with friends, your kids, or your business associates at the Main Library in downtown Little Rock.

In a humorous nod to the perils of bookstores for book lovers, the AR Times editors quip about the advantages of “books you can’t buy,” but of course, the even better news is that you can have those books without buying them, because this is, after all, a public library. After you bliss out for a while skimming books at the Nexus Nook with cappucino in hand, you can just saunter over to the check-out station, whip out your library card, and take all those lovely books, movies, or CDs home with you at no charge.

Come check it out yourself, where the menu includes Nexus favorites such as lattés, teas, and iced coffee as well as pastries and snacks. Nexus can also provide catering for your meetings and parties at the library, and if you haven’t yet tasted their rich, pure coffee roasts, you have a treat in store!

Stop by the CALS Main Library to visit the Nexus Nook and savor some books, music, conversation, and aroma for yourself. It’s the perfect spot for a break before, during, or after work—and you’ll also have the free wi-fi access available at all CALS libraries.

The Nexus Nook is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the CALS Main Library at Library Square in downtown Little Rock.

For more information or catering requests, contact Nexus Coffee & Creative at (501) 295-7515 or