If you need a spot to take a break from strolling the streets of historic downtown Edenton or just want to get lost in a good book, Garden of Readin’ is a respite of knowledge, fictional worlds and tasty hot drinks. This shop functions as both a bookstore and a tearoom, and Edenton locals and visitors alike come to relax or participate in one of their current events. Garden of Readin’ collects new, used and antiquarian books, and a trip there gives you the unique opportunity to walk away with the year’s bestseller as well as a 17th -century publication. Browse through the books that catch your eye in the comfortable armchairs while cozying up with a cup of Rishi tea or Front Porch Café coffee, freshly brewed in a French press. The shop also offers various events including monthly book club meetings, painting classes and occasional author signings. At Garden of Readin’ they know that a cup of tea and mesmerizing book is sometimes all you need to take a break from the world.