My wife and I live on Chicago's Gold Coast and for years we visited the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 1130 North State Street for our literary needs. Then, like so many other bookstores, it closed. Fortunately, another Barnes & Noble is located conveniently at 1441 West Webster, at Clybourn, in the Webster Place shopping mall. With lots of parking. Open from 10 to 7 Monday through Saturday and from 11 to 7 on Sunday, it is an all-encompassing store that includes a cafe and offers magazines, textbooks, toys, games, stationery, gifts, DVDs, vinyl records, music, Blu-rays and kids' books. Service is swift and friendly. On our most recent visit, I was able to purchase an early copy of Twilight of the Gods, Ian W. Toll's final volume of his well documented and fascinating study of his War in the Pacific trilogy. This book covers 1944-1945, from the Battle of the Philippine Sea to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, I love history, especially the Civil War and World War II, and I never cease to marvel at how much new material is uncovered by such gifted writers as Toll.