The sound of pages turning, the smell of paper, the calming atmosphere: There’s nothing like browsing a bookstore. Barnes & Noble’s 1970s experiment in encouraging browsers to linger became a signature part of the store’s experience. Barnes & Noble at University Town Centre invites shoppers to sit down, read a little, and enjoy themselves, with comfortable chairs and an in-house Starbucks. The store also sells magazines, music, movies, games, and library accessories. Staff are always happy to point you toward what you’re looking for or order it for you if it’s not in stock. — JW

2814 University Town Centre Drive, 304.599.1294,