|Not Your Average Barnes & Nobels...|
It is unclear to me as to when it was converted into a book store, but it still has the full feeling of a "Majestic" style move theater, which is really what make it so cool. Behind the red velvet curtain is a little cafe where you will find people sipping coffee, chatting quietly or just starting their recent purchase. From a distance, the cafe gives the impression of being a pit orchestra, I had to actually get up close to see that it was a cafe.
As Gretchen grows, I see this as a kind of "treat" excursion where she can pick out a book or two for a rainy day. As a tourist attraction, it is really worth a look-see, the multi-leveled building of books is unlike anything I've ever seen.