The shop itself is organized in an interesting way that caters to hardcore SF fans, but will be frustrating as hell to sci-fi n00bs with Internet-suggested reading lists: books are broken into publication decade and then alphabetically, so you're going to have to know when an author was active if you're looking to, say, read all of the available works of Ursula K. Le Guin. That said, organizing by decade allows the casual browser to sift through books that might be thematically, stylistically or tonally linked—60s sci-fi has a markedly different flavor than that from the 80s—rather than making the person muddle through a strictly alphabetical arrangement to find the
perfect book to fit a mood or preference. Other genres make an appearance, with a few shelves dedicated to horror (I found an HP Lovecraft collection and Fevre Dream by George RR Martin pretty much immediately) and about half-a-foot of shelf space dedicated to "Sexy Times." The shop's numerous Piers Anthony's books were not shelved there, but for everyone's sanity, they probably should be.