Writers Conference Extras: Bookstore, Panera & Coffee

Try as we might, writers can’t live on words alone. And to make your time at the Writers Conference a little easier, we want to make sure you know about these opportunities.

The Green Door Book Store & Gift Shoppe will be on-site and will have an assortment of presenter and faculty books available for purchase. The bookstore’s hours are Thursday 6 - 8 p.m., Friday 3 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Panera: This year, Johnson County Library is partnering with Panera Bread for lunches on Friday and Saturday. Please order by 10 p.m. the night before to ensure delivery. This will help streamline deliveries and make sure you get your Panera favorites delivered with a significantly reduced delivery fee and NO order minimum. Orders will be delivered to the to the registration table no later than noon.

To choose and place your order, use this link: https://delivery.panerabread.com/panera-to-you/#!/

Please note this link can ONLY be accessed via desktop/laptop or your mobile web browser, it CANNOT be accessed via the Panera mobile app.

  1. Select KS as the state; for location click Johnson County Library Writer’s Conference from the dropdown.
  2. Choose Friday or Saturday and select the available delivery time.
    • All orders will arrive at the same time.
  3. Select what you would like included in your order and place your order.
    • There is a $1 delivery fee.
    • Please be sure to place your order by 10 p.m. the night before the day of delivery. 
  4. All orders are individually and securely packaged, sealed, and labeled.

If you prefer to venture out of the library for lunch on either day, there are great options within walking distance! Here are a few:

Weiner Kitchen, 9645 W. 87th St. (in the strip mall to the east)
Offers a craft sausage menu with traditional favorites such as pale ale brats, Polish, beef franks & Italian Sausage, as well as their own varieties like Bacon Cheddar Hog Dogs, Buffalo Chicken Links and the award-winning Bacon Sausage.

ABC Café, 10001 W. 87th St. (in the strip mall to the west, just beyond QT)
Compact Chinese kitchen offers familiar dishes in casual digs and serves dim sum all day.

India Palace, 9914 W. 87th St. (kitty-corner, across 87th and Farley)

And last but most certainly not least, we’re excited to have a coffee bar just a (very) short walk from the Central Resource branch. Bear Necessities Coffee Bar, 9609 W. 87th St. (in the strip mall to the east),
which offers coffee, tea, wine, beer, and pastries.

We’re especially excited that Bear Necessities will be hosting our Open Mic on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 - 7 p.m.  We hope you’ll join us there ... and that you’ll bring a friend!

-- written by Lisa Allen, adult services specialist