Katie Barringer Files Permit for Lucian Wine Bar and Bookstore in Buckhead

Barringer was the founder of the now-closed Cover Books in Inman Park.
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Katie Barringer, the founder of the now-closed Cover Books, has filed a permit for a 2,146-square-foot space, at 3005 Peachtree Road. The address is for the Modera Buckhead mixed-use. According to the permit, Barringer is planning on converting one of the retail space’s storefronts and interior into Lucian Wine Bar and Bookstore.

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Barringer is well experienced with intersecting books with culture under one roof, founding Cover Books in 2016. She condensed her passion for art⁠—graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn⁠—and food—having worked in the restaurant and wine industry for several years⁠—into the Inman Park bookstore, which closed in 2018.

“I don’t think that bookstores should be centered exclusively on the books,” Barringer said of Cover Books in a 2016 interview with South x Southeast photo magazine. “I think that limits their appeal. They should be about the people and culture that are connected to the books.”

Still extremely early in the development of this future project, Barringer declined to comment when reached by What Now Atlanta (WNA) Friday. An Open Records Request submitted by WNA to the city’s planning department seeking all of the documents associated with the permit filing is being processed.


Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a senior at NYU studying Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. A Korean-Taiwanese American born and raised in Atlanta, Paul holds a special appreciation for the diverse food city that Atlanta has become in the last few years. Paul especially loves Korean food because they don't use cilantro in their dishes. Paul hates cilantro.
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2 months ago

Wow, sounds like a great concept– best wishes and much success!
I’m sorry this wasn’t on my radar when she was in Inman Park…

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