I recently stopped at Charis's for a book I needed for a Women in Sci course I'm currently taking. I really enjoyed relaxing on one of the cozy sofas with a good read, as this store was such a nice change of pace. They have a huge selection of books for everyone but with a particular focus on multi-culturism and women. The staff is uber friendly and from my understanding if they do not have what you're looking for they will track it down and get it to you. Of course this is no different than most bookstores but what is different is the feel at this place. It is nothing like the chain stores at all.