Page & Palette’s most recent renovation allows for on site events, coffee, cocktails and so much more

Karin&KeiferPage and Palette has been part of the Fairhope community for almost 50 years. Over the years the corner space that occupies over 5,000 square feet downstairs has been designed and redesigned many a time to display books, gifts, merchandise and more for retail sale, to serve as a gathering place for morning coffee or afternoon ice cream, a wi-fi hot spot to do homework, a happy place for childrens’ story time, visits from authors for book signings and so much more.
Last year, The Fairhope Store, formerly located inside Page and Palette moved into their own location just across the street, allowing for more space for something Karin and Keifer Wilson have always wanted to incorporate, the ability to host their own events. The events that Page & Palette sponsors are used to promote authors, book releases and the store. What better way to advertise all they have to offer by bringing customers right to the source. On site events are now much more cost efficient and allow customers to experience this community oriented, independent bookstore whom many consider a cherished literary institution.
Nestled inside this treasure are not one just one but two additional concepts, Latte Da Coffee Shop and The Book Cellar.
Latte’ Da Coffee Shop has been a part of the business since 1999. Page & Palette partnered with Carpe Diem of Mobile and their staff was formally trained on how to blend the many different coffee beverages that they now offer daily. Latte’ Da features four different daily brews; dark, medium, flavored and decaf, along with a daily special. There are a variety of different types of beverages. Espresso, cappacino, lattes, toddies, Ice rages, smoothies and they have even honored some popular authors with beverages of their own. Any kind of coffee related drink you can think of is on the menu. They also have many different blends of premium teas, as well as chai and loose teas. Latte Da’s floats and shakes are made with Blue Bell Ice cream that is additionally available by the cup or cone. You can purchase danishes, bagels, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookes, carrot and pund cake to go along with your favorite beverage – all of which come from area bakeries.
This past October, The Book Cellar made its debut. In addition to serving as an event space it is open during store hours featuring wine, beer and cocktails with a literary twist. Libations include “Tequila Mockingbird,” “Gin Eyre,” “Rum Forrest Rum,” “The Last of the Mojitos,” “Old Man and the Seagram’s,” and “Are You There God? It’s Me Margarita.” The menu will also has something for the kids, with its own take on the Shirley Temple, a “Fancy Nancy” for the girls and a “Pete the Cat” for the boys. It also offers small plates in addition to an expanded breakfast and lunch menu.
Be sure to stop by soon and see what’s “in store” at Page & Palette. Open daily.
Latte Da Coffee Shop: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm, Saturday, 7am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm  The Book Cellar: Monday-Wednesday until 8pm, Thursday-Saturday until 9pm and Sunday until 6pm  Bookstore: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm (expanded hours to be announced soon)
Latte Da and The Book Cellar @ Page & Pallete, 32 South Section Street, Fairhope
(251) 928-5295 •


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