Barnes and Noble? Borders? Blah! If you live in Austin, it is your patriotic duty to patronize Book People, Austin's Heart of Books. They have a well trained and knowledgeable staff, a great selection of books (and magazines, my favorite), and a gigantic children's section that includes more than corporate-licensed character crap-stories. They're also a good source for gifts: notebooks, incense, religious icons, some toys, games and kitch. Go buy a book!