Now that College Hill Books is no more, the Brown bookstore is the lone bookstore on Thayer Street. It's a good bookstore, carrying a wide selection of magazines, popular and academic titles, but it's not just a bookstore. It also carries computers in the basement, Brown paraphernalia on the main floor, and upstairs has textbooks, school supplies, student dorm necessities (posters, cds, alarm clocks and bulletin boards), snacks, toiletries, and household items (bleach, dishpans). I like to go in there and browse the books. It might not have exactly the travel book or cookbook you were searching for, but it will have something interesting to read, and they can order books for you if you must have something that's not in stock. Meanwhile, if I need something that's not a book, they may already have that in stock upstairs.