Is Bookmarks at NorthPark Center the Future of Libraries Nationwide?
What makes Bookmarks so successful? Easy: Where else can you kill time with the kid when there's a long line at La Duni? Sure, but it's more than that. Let's just skip to the end of the AP piece:
Curled up reading a book to her 4-year-old son at Bookmarks, 31-year-old Priscilla Gluckman said they came for a yoga class and stayed to read. On such visits they also usually have lunch or shop at NorthPark, which offers higher-priced storefronts like Neiman Marcus and Carolina Herrera.
Bookmarks, she said, is a nice contrast to the consumerism.
"It was just perfect. It was just a nice clean place that wasn't trying to market you something -- just a book," she said. "NorthPark is so high-end. It was so refreshing to see this little pocket of childhood."