The Barnes and Noble bookstore in this neighborhood is located deep in a shopping mall, behind Circuit City. It's airy; the Starbucks coffee shop inside it provides the fragrance. The novels I could not find at Fountain Valley Library are all here, which is comforting to know.
Checking out the patrons is one of my personal pleasures of going to a bookstore. Book lovers have different airs about them. Of course, you don't have to be an ardent book lover to visit Barnes and Noble. Some might be there just to kill time because they work nearby. All bookstores are different, and the clerks have their own personalities, but the enthusiasm is almost always the same.