When buying books, most of us want options in the various genres of interests we seek. Barnes & Noble Encinitas offers a good variety, but could use more in some areas. The influx of new reads is slow when compared to Barnes & Noble Oceanside or it's compeditor, Borders across the street. Still, an excellent choice for browsing of finding that recent bestseller you've been eyeing. Great "Bargain Book" choices and convenient Starbuck Cafe make this a fun hangout for students and business professionals alike. Recommended, but if you're looking for something extremely specific or unique, you may have to look somewhere else or visit their website.