“Everyone has a deep-seated need, at the core of our humanity, to gather together with people in our neighborhoods and communities, and contemplate the things that are meaningful to us.” – Fr. Damian Kuolt.
Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore is now out of the planning phase and being introduced to the people of Bend and Central Oregon by operating The Open Book, at 155 NE Greenwood Ave., that has been serving Bend since the 1980s. We remain open for business while we renovate and rebrand as Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore to combine our vision for a classic coffeehouse with this historic bookstore.
Fresh Coffee & Ancient Wisdom
Think coffee with meals, pastries, and desserts to satisfy the
customers’ physical hunger,
. . . while our selection of books and events nourishes the spiritual and intellectual appetite. This vision of Agia Sophia is ideally suited for the region, where people have settled to re-establish connections to friends, neighbors, a town, in a beautiful setting … connections that are distinctly ‘offline’.
Agia Sophia is established to pierce through the mindset of our seductive, fast-paced culture by providing a real social networking experience: sharing life with friends over a hot cup of coffee, tea, or delicious treats!
Grab a cup and enjoy . . . a modest selection of the best books on traditional religion, philosophy, history, culture, and literature. Our focus will be the ‘classics’, ‘orthodoxy’, and works of human inquiry that have stood the test of time. We are also happy to maintain a curated collection of the titles that customers of The Open Book have historically enjoyed.
Espresso Bar &
Nitro Cold Brew
Coffee on Tap
& Lunch Items
Classic Books: Religion,
Philosophy, & Literature
Free Wi-Fi, Events
& Book Clubs
And, all of this is added to a ‘curated collection’ of The OPEN BOOKS’ historic used & recycled Fiction, Oregon History & Outdoor Living, Children’s Books and much more.
Agia Sophia is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and relies on goodwill donations from those who share a common desire to see such a place warm the hearts and minds of the people of Central Oregon. Help us achieve our goals with your donation if you can – every contribution is a big help.
Follow this link to Coffee News, where you can find and follow our frequent updates as we renovate The Open Book and launch Agia Sophia Coffeehouse and Bookstore