Barnes and Noble in Cary in the first bookstore I've ever seen where it's impossible to get parking on a Friday night. It's always packed in there - in part because it's the only Starbucks in the immediate area - which can be quite fun. You can meet some interesting people browsing the aisles in sections you're interested in (but beware of the folks who seem to think that this is the best approach on Friday night to finding a date for Saturday night). All the people are awesome, but can make it quite a bit loud in the store - definately not a bookstore for quietly reading and studying. If you prefer quiet book stores, you may want to try another location.