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.
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.
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.
Combining the personal touch of an optometrist-owned practice with the affordable pricing offered at optical superstores, Today's Vision helps keep customers' eyesight crystal clear. Pooling their resources under the Today's Vision aegis, the independent operators that own each location are able to offer personalized care while taking advantage of large-scale discounts on lenses, LASIK eye surgeries, and novelty eye charts that are printed all fuzzy-like. Those looking for fetching frames can browse through extensive selections from such purveyors as Oakley, De Rigo, and Liz Claiborne.
Paintballs whisper through the air, splattering against castle walls and trees on 10 distinct fields at TxR Paintball. Shouts from teammates drift among obstacles on courses simulating a submarine or a pipe-strewn oil field, and different game strategies encourage players to fire at one another, capture a rival's flag, or protect their clothesline before a job interview. Each game is refereed by an official versed in the game's intricacies, keeping the sessions fair, safe, and friendly.
Outside of normal weekend play, the facility offers 8- and 26-hour scenario games, which submerges players in battles from famous movies or video games. Safely out of the range of the biodegradable projectiles, patrons at a fully stocked snack bar swap war stories or excuses for having a bag full of white flags.