One of my favorite bookstores of all time. This place has a great mix of used and new. A lot of authors come to sign books, I've had many of mine signed by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Liza Dalby, and Judd Winick. Wonderful place.
Nine people are trapped in the Indian consulate's visa office after a devastating earthquake. As they start to melt down emotionally, Uma, a grad student, suggests they each tell a story about one thing in their lives. The stories they tell are incredible, and you will feel as though you have known and understand each character as they wait for rescue or death. An amazing read.