Family-friendly neighborhood bookstore with personalized service and comfy spots to linger.. In Short Two roomy floors and a pretty back patio host loads of books along with a variety of readings and special events. There's a charming play area back in the children's section. While the children's section is particularly notable, with classic and contemporary books and toys, there's plenty to keep Mom and Dad occupied in this general bookstore. Fiction is well-represented (with interesting staff picks), and there are strong selections in cooking, crafts, parenting, computers, mystery, travel and humor.