While it may come off as a little foofy and boutique-ish when you first enter through the selection of unneccessary and usually overpriced gifts that surround the front door, at heart, this store is functional and fantastic. They have a great selection of books, and many of the shelves feature short reviews written by the knowledgeable staff on features reads. The stationary shop sells both regular and everyday pens and paper, with beautiful invitations and stationary, more pens than you'll ever need, and the complete line-up of moleskine products. They also host a lot of author events and even have a counter full of pretty jewelry towards the front of the store. Some of those overpriced knick-knacks near the door are even sort of cool, once you give them a chance. It's got that great neighborhood store feel to boot, as well as a surprisingly large selection of everything for such a small space.
Pros: Tons of Books, Beautiful Stationary, Great Service
Cons: Parking on Girard is often nightmarish at best