Whenever I think about this location, I think about their last Harry Potter launch party. I didn't go, but I hear they had bat-shaped cookies. How can you say no to bat-shaped cookies?
Not to mention intense dedication to local zines, magazines, and newspapers; a community journal where people can share the best book they've read recently; and a discount when you've bought $100 or so from them. The store is cozy, with a warm little kids' nook and regular readings. It has everything that makes independent local bookstores better than chains!