This is one of my favorite places. It is definitely my favorite bookstore of all time. I love spending time here among all the books, shelves and shelves of them on any topic you can think of, fiction and non-fiction, for people of all ages.
There is a wonderful smell throughout the store, not only the beautiful aroma of books but the combination of that plus the coffee from the coffee shop that is located inside the store.
The books are clearly organized and it is fairly easy to find what you are looking for. If you have any problems there are plenty of employees to help you. There is a service desk specifically for assisting customers in finding books, seeing if the store carries them and if they are in stock. If they are not in stock you can order it and it will be available in a few days in most cases depending on its availability.
There is a great children's area with books for children of all ages. There are clearance tables throughout the store full of books being offered for big discounts. You can also join the Barnes and Noble frequent shopper club and for a yearly fee get a percentage off your purchases all year long. The shopper club card usually pays for itself in the first one or two purchases. You can also use the card online at the website.
College textbooks can also be ordered for college students.
The coffee shop is a great place to have lunch, a snack or coffee. There are lots of coffee and juice drinks to choose from along with yummy soups, sandwiches and baked goodies. You can bring a book you are thinking of purchasing into the coffee shop area and browse through it at your leisure. It is also a great place to study or meet with study groups.
This store could keep you occupied for hours and hours or you could be in and out in a matter of minutes. It is a great place to shop for books, the service and atmosphere are great and there are so many wonderful books to choose from.