More important than any of the above is that this is a wonderful bookstore. The way they've set up the displays for the books looks great (see below). The furniture looks like it was custom-made for this store. There are desks, cabinets, and even a little bed to climb on in the kids' section. The books, themselves, capture a bunch of different genres, including best-sellers, self-help, children's, art, and even metaphysical (much to Joni's delight). They also have some very cool gifts, like a combination cookbook and CD, as well as a small section for greeting cards. They've got jewelry, incense sticks, and dolls (Madeleine and dinosaurs). It's a small store with a ton of stuff - without looking cluttered. It's just so darn cool.
I do have one concern/complaint... Nope, just kidding. There's not a single thing I would change. It's a marvelous bookstore with great owners, an excellent selection of books, really neat (I'm running out of adjectives) furnishings, and the proverbial "and more." 2 other local bookstores, Recycle in Campbell and Books, Inc. in Palo Alto, have both expressed how happy they are to have another independent bookstore in the South Bay. Let me add my exuberant (found one!) 2 thumbs up to that. Get down there and see for yourself.
Village House of Books
Cheryl and Steve Hare, owners
326 Village Lane
Los Gatos, CA
(Take a look at who's standing behind the mesh cabinet door - and who doesn't know that she's in the picture!)