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Bookstore SpeakeasyWhen I first tried to find Blackbird Books & Spirits, I was in the wrong building. I watched the restaurant customers around me intently, trying to spot when one of them ducked into my hidden destination. Glancing around at paintings hung on the wall, I tried to guess which one could also serve as a door and came embarrassingly close to testing a couple. But, hey, looking for a speakeasy brings out the amateur detective in all of us. A note for future visitors: Blackbird Books & Spirits is located in the Katy Building near Belton’s MKT Railroad Depot, and absolutely not behind a painting in the Railway Express Diner (those are real paintings, and you shouldn’t touch them). It is, however, found behind an oversized painting…

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