Bookstores just aren't like they used to be. No more dry, boring aisles of books. Now, you've got music, you've got coffee and comfortable spaces to thumb through books. Barnes and Noble has a great selection of books available for purchase right off the shelves. If you need something in hand right away, buy it from the store. If you can wait a few days, order it from them online, where it will be slightly discounted. However, this is a nice place to go on a Friday evening and enjoy a cup of coffee and page through some books.