Sitting in Espresso Roma on Ashby and College. T- has gone for a wander around the "wee shoppies". This is her kind of place; boutiques, and nooks, and lots of soaps, candles, and fragrances. I'm stopping for a while to drink hot tea from a glass, eat an iced bun, and decide which of the nearby bookstores is worth a visit.
Google Maps, on my iPad, shows three. Lewin's Metaphysical Books is the nearest; right next door almost. But as per usual, by "metaphysical" they're not being Aristotelian. It's Tarot cards, and chakras, and stuff. I got enough of that vibe at the Conscious Capitalism conference.
Then there's Sweet Dreams Toy Store, so not really a bookstore at all Google! It probably does sell some books, but I assume it'll be mostly Postman Pat and the like.
And then there's Mrs Dalloways Bookstore, on College near Russell. The website says "Literary and Garden Arts". That might be fun.