At BookWorms, a bookstore that Community Impact Newspaper praised as having a “relaxed atmosphere” populated by “nearly 40,000 new and used books,” readers find hours of entertainment. Guests can lounge on a leather armchair or couch while flipping through the pages of a paperback ($2.99–$6.99) or translating a hardcover entirely into Pig Latin. A large children’s section greets visitors with a plush dragon perched atop offerings of colorful picture books ($1.99+), toys, and puppets. The friendly staff happily aids customers in finding DVDs ($5.99), recommending murder mysteries, and showing which text’s spine pulls out to reveal steps down into a secret dungeon.
Megan Moon, owner of Halloween Town, stocks her family-friendly shop with colorful costumes, accessories, and ghostly party décor in homage to autumn's hallmark holiday. Slip on a ghoulish monster schoolgirl women's costume ($29.99), complete with pleated plaid skirt and a vial of teenage angst, or choose a set of duds from the women's costume collection, which ranges in size from XS to 4X ($12.49–$69.99). Gentlemen's disguises are also available in sizes ranging from standard to 3XL ($24.99–$80.99), and treat-or-treating threads for babies, toddlers, boys, and girls also come in a variety of sizes. Daring tots can don an Indiana Jones ensemble ($29.99) for a night of door-to-door war-criminal tracking. Accessorize costumes with brightly hued wigs, bejeweled crowns, and pirate hats ($10–$50) or deck out an abode with pumpkin themed décor, yard props, and Halloween-party supplies ($10–$50), with many of the scarier items tucked away from the store's display area to avoid frightening children.
The Book Attic's experienced archivists guide bibliophiles through stockpiles of stories, helping customers select beloved favorites from both secondhand and new stock. Used folios furnish endless whiffs of library aroma in both paperback ($2.99–$8.49) and hardback ($7.50–$15). While this deal is only good for used books, The Book Attic also offers stacks of new books, including classic literature and selections from school reading lists, all boasting spines as crisp as a frozen stalk of celery. Though The Book Attic's selection varies, professional book readers can order new word wrappers within three days without any shipping charges.