The Borders Books and Music in Milestone Center in Germantown, MD is a wonderful bookstore and cafe.
The children's section is well stocked, and there is a table and chairs to read at, along with some carpeted stairs.
The cafe is wonderful, roomy and pleasant. It's great to study in, read in or just have a nice snack & chat in. The food there is good, the treats are divine.
The staff is always very friendly. When you ask for help, they always walk you to the section and find the particular book for you.
They have a wonderful bargain section, that occasionally drops down to just $1 per book!