This vibrant independent bookstore has two locations; one a bit far afield in south Tempe (6428 S McClintock Dr., Tempe; tel. 480/730-0205), and this newer uptown location, just west of Camelback Road and Central Avenue. Both have exceptional staffs, many author appearances, and lots of other events for book lovers and families. The Phoenix location also has a lively and spacious bar and cafe, a must-stop for any book lover or weary traveler in search of a respite in civilized surroundings.