(PHOTOS) The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar celebrates grand opening in Stone Mountain

Lauren Brown said she saw a similar Black female owned business on a television show and thought it was a wonderful idea. When she heard of The Vibrary grand opening in Stone Mountain through a friend of a friend of owner Candace Walker, Brown said she had to be there. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Stone Mountain, GA — A ribbon cutting and grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar on Thursday Aug. 12 marked the latest business to open in Stone Mountain Village.

The Vibrary combines owner and Stone Mountain resident Candace Walker’s love of reading, wine and charity: A portion of the proceeds from The Vibrary will be donated to the Ann Key Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization created in memory of Candace’s mother that provides college scholarships to local high school seniors.

Walker says her intent was to create a space where experienced wine consumers and newbies alike can stumble upon a good book and try new wines together. A selection of wines by the glass and retail bottles of wine are available, and menu items include beer from Down Home Brewing Co., specialty items, nonalcoholic beverages and food. A variety of books are available for purchase as well.

The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar is located at 970 Main Street, Stone Mountain, 30083. For more information, visit: thevibrary.co

The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar opened for business in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People gather for a ribbon cutting during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Natalie Ammons pours sparkling wine for guests during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Florence Shafiq, M.D., on left, and her guest Kathy Register attend the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
On left, Stone Mountain residents Diana Dalzotto and Sheila Hortman look on as Natalie Ammons uncorks a bottle of wine during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
One of the food selections from The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar menu. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village has wines by the glass and retail bottles of wine for purchase. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Owner Candace Walker, on left, with her high school teacher & mentor, Dr. Roberta Maxwell during The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar grand opening event in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Owner Candace Walker speaks with guests during The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar grand opening event in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority Director Kayla Johnson, on left, and City of Stone Mountain Mayor Pro Tem Chakira Johnson attend the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Stone Mountain City Councilmember Diana Roe Hollis also attended the event. Photo by Dean Hesse.
City of Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority Chair Jelani Linder attends the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Shani Linder attends the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Carlton Slack of Lithonia looks over the menu during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People sit at the bar during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Owner Candace Walker with Stone Mountain Public House Cigar & Piano Bistro co-owner Rory Webb during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar opened for business in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar opened for business in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Owner Candace Walker cuts the ribbon during The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar grand opening event in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
People sit at the bar during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Friends of owner Candace Walker, Natalie Ammons, on left, and Tamela Patterson take care of guests during the grand opening event for The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A variety of books are available for purchase at The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar which opened for business in Stone Mountain Village on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Photo by Dean Hesse.
The Vibrary: Wine & Bookbar is located at 970 Main Street in Stone Mountain Village at the intersection with W. Mountain Street & E. Mountain Street. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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