What started out to be a cozy coffee counter “AfterWords” next to a unique book store “Words” back in 2006, quickly developed into the Spring River Area’s most exciting places to meet and eat. From the specially selected local music on the Words AfterWords Entertainment Network to the
comfortable look and feel of the cafe’, everything about Words AfterWords spells fun. A great place to meet friends or find new ones.
Words book store opened in August of 2006 offering a wide selection of new books in the Hardy Area. Located in the Old Walker House on the National Historic Register at 201 Spring Street.
In 2011 the book inventory was sold to make way for a Banquet Room, additional Handicapped Restrooms and catering space. Book sales, unfortunately, were not sufficient to warrant a full inventory. Today we maintain a small stock of Religious Self-Help, Children’s books, and cookbooks. Much of the old Walker House CIRCA 1924 has been preserved including the wood burning fireplace. Pictures of Ms Walker’s Piano CICA 1950 Class adorn the walls. The Banquet Room features a private dining space for 40, fine artwork of local artists and pictures of Hardy of times past.
The AfterWords Cafe’ section opened a bit later. AfterWords is housed in a newer portion of the facility and features a expansive Covered Patio Area with wood burning Fireplace, Vintage Glass Windows, and a Hydroponics Garden.
AfterWords Serves fresh Wraps, Panini Sandwiches, Pasta and homemade soups complemented by wonderful Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Lattes, and Frappucinos. On Friday and Saturday the venue turns into a cozy dinner theater featuring some of the best entertainment around. The daily menu fare is complemented with East Texas Style Brisket, St Louis Ribs, Roast Chicken and Turkey all prepared on the facilities large Southern Pride Smoker.
On Sunday the menu turns to BRUNCH featuring seasonal favorites. The Cafe’ serves FRESH and LOCAL (when possible). Most items are prepared in house and many are prepared when you order in their “closet” kitchen. The Cafe’ offers daily specials plus a large variety of coffee and tea drinks, smoothies, and hand squeezed lemonade.
Words AfterWords hosts many social and civic groups monthly plus cater parties on site or “on-location”.
AfterWords features a FREE Internet Access Hotspot as well as handicap accessible Entry and Restrooms. They feature convenient parking and entry off the 1st Street Parking Lot behind the shop.