|The Twain Room with its grand piano|
at Village Lights Bookstore
I also visited the locally owned bookstore - Village Lights Bookstore. (Get it? City Lights? Village Lights?) VL is a wonderful shop located right on Main Street with polished wooden floors, high ceilings, and two cats: Oscar Wilde and Grrrtrude Stein.
In the Twain Room, which is dominated by a grand piano - think extra display surface - are the non-fiction titles and a small art gallery. The fiction is shelved in the front of the store. Upstairs are biographies (I didn't make the trek). There is a small children's section and a fine display of regional authors' books.
The store is owned by Nathan and Anne. Anne told me that the store hosts poetry readings once a month, author signings and readings, and live music performances. Unfortunately, none of those were happening today.
I browsed for a bit but nothing caught my fancy. Maybe I was thinking of all the stacks of books back home that are waiting to be read.