This popular, comfortable bookshop, was started in the 1970s and stocks books that appeal to the thoughtful reader of any age, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Mainly written by women, the stock ranges from biography and literature to cook books and women's studies. The staff in the special children's section is adept at helping customers choose suitable gift books for young readers. The shop also carries music and greeting cards and operates a video rental service. In addition, it hosts a popular schedule of readings by both established and up-and-coming female authors.