easily the best bookstore in vegas!.
located in mandalay place, the reading room serves as a refreshing refuge from the chaos of the strip. the store features a well-edited selection of bestsellers and literary gems - everything from poolside reads to the latest man booker prize-winner. i also noticed a decent sized periodical selection, with a few u.k. and business newspapers. the staff is very friendly, helpful and wonderfully eccentric. they even display mini reviews tucked underneath books, just like a neighborhood bookstore in "real" cities. and most surprising, they have a respectible collection of first edition and rare books for sale in their locked case. the last time i was there, they had a helmut newton sumo book and some first edition steinbecks. and this is all packed into a shoebox of a space, it's literally the size of one section in the average barnes and noble. I stop by every time i'm in town.