In this era of super-sized hardware-, grocery-, box-good- and book-stores it is refreshing to visit a bookseller sized for the neighborhood in which it resides.
Island Books is just such a place, small enough to feel cozy and large enough to discover nooks and crannies where you can feel alone in your book browsing.
I have found the staff to be both knowledgeable and very helpful.
Selection is very up-to-date and if they don't have something you're looking for they can get it quickly...and ship it to you at no charge. They even have a semblance of a classic used book section.
My only regret is that they aren't open more evenings than just Thursday.