I spent a lot of time at the Barnes and Noble when I was still in school. It is a great place to study if you can find a place to sit. The added coffee shop makes for a nice break. Now that I'm out of school I love to go, wander around and browse the books. They have one of, if not, the largest selection of books in town. Their books do tend to be more expensive than your average store. You can easily spend double what you would spend online...but sometimes it is worth it to avoid the wait.