Mark and I have lamented the lack of bookstores in Oklahoma City. There are a couple of Borders and a couple of Barnes and Nobles, but for the size of the city, it seems there should be more. Yukon, a suburb we frequent since it is on the west side of the city and closer to us, has a Hastings. But we really like to visit bookstores–good bookstores. And, we have found this part of the country lacking.
However, on Friday, Mark went out and about with a friend here for a little excursion to OKC. While they were out, our friend took him to a bookstore we had passed called Full Circle Books. We always assumed it was a new age bookstore, so we never checked it out. Mark came home and told me how great it was.
So yesterday, after a family outing to OKC for various reasons, he took us by Full Circle Books. It was great! It had neat little seating areas in several alcove-like rooms where you could browse to your hearts content. It also had a little coffee bar and a group seating area with fireplace in the center. In addition to all of the “ambiance” that we have come to appreciate in good bookstores, it seemed to have a nice selection of books in stock. We found a couple of unique books the likes of which we haven’t come across in a B & N or Borders.
Another nice plus of this place is that it could become a good date spot for future outings without the kids.