If you’re a book lover, the Barnes & Noble in Woodland Mall is definitely the spot for you. Although slightly unconventional, it does have plenty of snug nooks and crannies that you can hole yourself into for a given time.
If you’re the type of person who needs to resurface from homework every now and then, Barnes & Noble has plenty of study break options. There’s a small Starbucks you can purchase coffee at to recharge your energy. Otherwise, you can walk around and window-shop, reading the backs of the many books surrounding you.
“I like this area because it's a great place to unwind from life, where I can grab a book, read for a while and just set aside my life for an hour or two. I would call this particular location cozy, friendly, sociable and local.” —Roberto Lopez (senior, environmental studies and literature)
While Roberto admits he rarely orders a beverage there, he does recommend a small cup of hot chocolate for a light refreshment between readings.
Barnes & Noble is located at Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE B - 116, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.