This is a great bookstore if you're looking for general fiction books such as Mysteries, Science Fiction, Horror, or Romance. They also have a decent selection of classics and literature type books, as well as a nice selection of audio books (mostly tapes, but some CDs) and childrens. They have a separate section for paranormal romance, which I found to be interesting. Their non-fiction section is somewhat lacking, but it's not really the main focus of this store, and is adequate enough. Pricing on their books may seem a little high at first, at about 1/2 of new retail, but if you bring books in to trade you only end up paying about between $1-1.50 max for pocket sized books. It works out by giving you a place to get something in return for your old books, and being able to walk out the door with another 10 books for under $20. The staff has always been friendly, not snooty like some other bookstores such as Copperfield's, and they willing to go the extra mile to try to track down a book. Of course, the best part is their very friendly cat Booker! If you're looking for a nice bookstore to spend a couple hours browsing, or you're in a hurry and need to find a specific book fast, give them a try.
I love coming to this bookstore and just browsing through the many different genres. While it may be a daunting task if you're looking for something specific, if you're in the mood to just wander through a bookstore this is a great choice. They don't really have any popular fiction books, except for a small science fiction section. When I'm looking for those, I usually go to Paperbacks Unlimited. However, if I'm in the mood for some obscure non-fiction, this is the place to be! I like the vibe I get at this bookstore, it makes me think of the romantic idea of a dusty old bookstore nestled in a corner with shelves to the ceiling full of all kinds of tomes. While I generally try to avoid downtown Santa Rosa now, if you're already there it's definitely worth a stop.
Such a nice little gem of an eclectic shop. I went in to browse out of curiosity, but found a few items that I loved and bought...plus a few items that I wanted to buy. Very nice addition to 4th Street shopping. Close to better parking as well.