Oh! The pleasure of an afternoon at John King Bookstore! This place is a balm to my literature loving heart, offering both quantity (it is a veritable warehouse of used books) and quality (staff is amazingly knowledgeable and friendly).
There is something so pure in the bibliophilia at King, manifested in its unadorned, ascetic milieu. No café here, no CDs or DVDs or novelty items, just multiple floors of dusty shelves filled with wonders. Pull up a crate in one of the aisles and lose yourself in your selection--no one will bother you for hours; staff and fellow customers understand this kind of passion for the written word. Special requests are always quickly filled by the terrific staff (Need twenty copies of the same edition of The Odyssey for less than fifty dollars? They can do that.) In the upper floors, each aisle has its own light switch for you to turn on as you explore, intensifying the experience of King as your own private text heaven.