An extensive selection of books and cozy spots to read make this bookstore a relaxing haven.. In Short This is the kind of store where soccer moms bring kids to story time and book clubs offer readers a variety of genres for discussion. Davis-Kidd prospers due to its extensive selection of adult and children's books and its book-related events. A "who's who" of authors--including David Halberstam, Stephen King and Norman Mailer--have appeared to read and sign their latest works. Locals come for dinner, espresso and artery-clogging desserts. The store's selection of newspapers and magazines is also unmatched.