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Top 3 Places to Work or Read

Spots to go in Stamford for some quiet time


Every now and then it’s good to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and sink into an oversized comfy chair, dim the lights and dive deep into the latest bestselling novel.

However, finding a quiet spot to read or work can be hard, especially when you can’t seem to escape the sound of your dog barking, the dishwasher, your neighbors’ lawnmower, the kids… you know what I mean.

But when you are lucky enough to finally find that small piece of heaven — whether it’s in the back of a coffee shop or a remote park bench — you guard it like your best kept secret.

Luckily for you, we’re revealing our top three secret spots to read and work.

The Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library, which was newly renovated in 2010, is the go-to spot for avid readers or those seeking a quiet place to work. After all, what better place to relax and cozy up with your two best friends, Hemmingway and Fitzgerald, than the library?

The library’s New Materials room located off the lobby features comfortable seating and natural light. Just upstairs is an up-to-date computer space with available Internet.  

Need a caffeine break? No worries. A Starbucks coffee shop opens directly into the library’s Friends Book Shop, where customers can browse the bookshelves for their next read.

Once Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT 06904

Harry Bennett Library

Don’t want to trek across town to the Ferguson Library to catch up on some work or a novel? The Harry Bennett Library, a branch of the Ferguson Library, is a quiet peaceful place located off of Vine Road, featuring a conference room that can fit up to 25 people, Internet, workstations and an auditorium that can seat 120.

The library has collections for everyone, including children, teen and adult titles in several formats, including books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.

115 Vine Rd, Stamford CT 06905

Barnes & Noble

While the Stamford Town Center may seem like an odd place to find peace and quiet, Barnes & Noble is the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee and snag the latest read. Customers can find small comfy nooks throughout the store furnished with large comfy chairs. Or don’t be surprised to see one or two people entranced in a book sitting in the aisles.

The well-known bookstore also has complimentary Wi-Fi and numerous events for children and adults. From self-help books to mystery novels to famous biographies, Barnes & Noble has it all.

With summer coming to a close and the school year right around the corner, now is the best time to catch up on your summer reading list.

100 Greyrock Suite H009, Stamford, CT 06901

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