3400 E. Speedway Blvd., 319-7887
Friendly and quiet, Reader's Oasis has no huge magazine rack and no café. Instead, there's a carefully chosen selection of books and a helpful, amazingly well-read staff to help you find what you need. If you want to be able to go into a bookstore, pick something up off the rack and ask the person behind the counter if it's any good, this is the place to go. It's also the only McSweeney's bookstore in town, carrying a full selection of cleverly made books and magazines from this intriguing little publishing house. Reader's Oasis has a wide selection of books of local interest, too. And if they don't have it, they'll happily order it.