In 1999 Karen's Book Barn added Rita's "The Coffee Depot". We began the first of several remodeling projects and The Coffee Depot opened on December 3, 1999, during Light Up La Grange. Rita owned and operated The Coffee Depot for over two years and many other friendships were formed. Then Alena's Java Stop was born when Rita sold the shop to my longtime friend. We got to move more equipment and mix things up a little more. Change is good, right? In 2004 I took the plunge and purchased the coffee shop from Alena, merging it with the bookstore. Welcome to Karen's Book Barn & Java Stop. (We still like to move things). Now four years later Ruth, Ellen, Marie, Veronica, and Eric help me to welcome you into Karen's Book Barn & Java Shop. We are also blessed to have Amanda, Shannon, Laura and Bridget to help when they are in from college.