I love this bookstore and have since I first moved down the street from it. As a student and an avid reader, this is the ideal version of what a local bookstore should be. They have lots of books by local authors, lots of book signings and many autographed books. They have bestseller walls, seasonal walls, and other varying categories that seem to change every time I visit (on one wall, not the entire store). Their selection is really wide for a store so seemingly small and they tend to get new books in quickly and are always willing to order a book. I once ordered a book that came slightly bent and they ordered a new one for no cost. It's great for students because they keep up with summer reading and classics that are required for classes. They also have nice seating areas, a section on books about Charlotte, cards, journals, and calendars. My FAVORITE part is how personalized the store is. They have little cards that hang underneath books with descriptions and why you should read them, and each employee has their own favorites section. The employees are nice and willing to help. It's such a great store and they make it so easy to support it!
Park Road Books is the type of bookstore that it is getting harder and harder to find. Friendly, cozy, great selection. I love browsing in there, and usually come out of there with books I never knew existed that are wonderful! The only thing that would make it better is if you could just sit and read your book in overstuffed chairs, for an hour or two, with a cup of coffee or cocoa. That would be heaven!