In a time when bookstores are practically extinct, this Ojai shop is a refuge for book lovers where the scent of pages permeates the air.
You won't find any ebook devices here. Instead, you will see more than 100,000 used and rare books. In business since 1964, this place is the biggest independently owned and operated outdoor bookstore in the U.S. Visitors will find a broad range of books, from art to novels to non-fiction. The honor-system is alive and well at Bart's, where customers drop coins into a metal box to pay for books from the street-facing outdoor shelves.