Located in the center of the village, the College's bookstore is a coffee shop, a copy center, a minimarket, a newsstand, and a favorite place for studying and just hanging out.
The store does stock books, of course, both texts and an abundance of fiction and nonfiction trade titles. Bestsellers, classics, and academic titles share space with used books and remainders on every conceivable subject. The friendly staff stands ready to order any title in print.
In addition, the bookstore overflows with art supplies, clothing, glassware, stationery, and items for everyday needs. Students depend heavily on its copiers and fax machines, often in combination with a late-night snack or quick breakfast before class (the store has extended hours seven days a week). For many, the store's comfortable sofas and reading tables make it, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, "a second living room," where they can meet friends, read a magazine, or work on a term paper all day "without once getting a cold stare from an employee."