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The great good place : cafés, coffee shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars, hangouts, and how they get you through the day

Author: Ray Oldenburg
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book argues that "third places" - where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oldenburg, Ray.
Great good place.
New York : Paragon House, 1989
(OCoLC)631643637
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Oldenburg
ISBN: 1557781109 9781557781109
OCLC Number: 19456652
Description: xx, 338 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of place in America --
The character of third places --
The personal benefits --
The greater good --
Ther German-American lager beer gardens --
Main Street --
The English pub --
The French café --
The American tavern --
Classic coffeehouses --
A hostile habitat --
The sexes and the third place --
Shutting out youth --
Toward better times and places.
Responsibility: Ray Oldenburg.

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A look at informal gathering places--coffe shops, community centers, beauty parlors, general stores, bars and others. The author considers their importance to our communities and the reasons for  Read more...

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