Owner Kiona Gross opens her independent bookstore and coffee shop named “Curious Cup” today at 929 Linden Avenue in Carpinteria. Curious Cup is a specialized bookstore focusing on children, teen, and young adult books with an emphasis on multicultural and bilingual books. In addition to housing a selection of children’s books, toys, puzzles, cards, and journals Curious Cup has a community room for birthday parties, bookclubs, writing clubs, and classes. They also serve organic coffee and teas. For more information call 881-3230 or visit curiouscup.com.