Just up from the Grand Lake Theater and across from Smitty's Bar and The Alley is Walden Pond Books. I love books, and so libraries and bookstores are favorite spots. Walden Pond Books goes not one but two better, by having a cool sign and two friendly dogs. If you look carefully you can see them sleeping on either side of the door in the picture below. I bought a copy of the newest Images of America Oakland history book, Selections from the Oakland Tribune Archives.