BEST BOOKSTORE (USED) - 2003
At first blush, this Dinkytown favorite presents the chaotic aspect of an overgrown jungle, with books spilling off the shelves and flooding the floors. But take a few minutes to acclimate yourself, and Book House's organizational schemata resolves into something resembling order: literature and the humanities on the first floor; history, philosophy, and the physical sciences in the basement. Prices are fairly standard (all paperbacks are half off; hardbacks are steeply discounted). But what really sets Book House apart is the vastness of its selection: With some 150,000 volumes, this is a store that deserves--and rewards--days of casual exploration.