“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida
Our mission at Lector is to provide a space that reflects the past, present, and future of Tampa while making natural wine more accessible to a wider audience. Our location, design, and entertainment programs are fashioned with The Edge Effect Principle of permaculture in mind. In short this means that the more we connect the edges of our neighborhoods, conversations, and interests, the more diverse our community can be come. For this reason, we have positioned ourselves in the critical mass of Tampa's downtown. Between the daily working commuters, hotel guests, night life, and ever increasing residential spaces we are excited to participate in the cultural renaissance Tampa is currently undergoing. Just like with plants and grape vines, such integrating factors create a healthier and more sustainable environment for all involved.
Through natural wine classes, literary events, live music, and community discussion nights by local and nationally acclaimed artists, Lector offers many different cups for our guests to drink from.