bell's book store just celebrated its 70th aniversary. i remember coming to this book store as a child. the most exciting part of the store to me was the old feel of the store, part of that was the tall ladders that wheel along the 20 foot tall bookshelves that line every wall in the store. it's not a large bookstore, but it has some amazing old classic bookos, and lots of new ones as well. it's a key part of the history of palo alto.