A yen for great literature, along with creative programming, makes for Newton's favorite indie bookstore.. In Short Unlike pervasive chains, Newtonville Books has a warm, inviting personality that lures bookworms to its cozy nooks and crannies. The store encourages patrons to take their time while browsing the stacks, which are teeming with everything from new fiction to art and architecture. The knowledgeable staff recommends under-the-radar reads and tracks down out-of-print books. The store also sports a separate children's bookshop (A Lizard's Tale) that is a favorite of area tykes.