The Great Good Place (Paperback)

Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community

By Ray Oldenburg

Da Capo Press, 9781569246818, 384pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 1999



The Great Good Place argues that "third places" - where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.

About the Author

Ray Oldenburg lives in Pensacola, FL.