On any given day at any given time, there are at least 5 people holed up in the cafe area studying their butts off. I come to Borders for the same reason, good cup of coffee and friendly studying area. The best thing about this store is that the atmosphere and workers do not hassle you for browsing through their merchandise or for lounging around on their chairs. I know part of their reasoning is they make money off of the food purchases from the study freaks. It's cool, though. Because I like them so much, when I have to buy a book I buy one from them. They have a good newspaper collection, too.