The Bryn Mawr is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun.
...The Bryn Mawr is stocked entirely with donations, which can range from a bag of books to an entire library given by the heirs of an old professor. Living near the Bryn Mawr is like living near a beach. You walk there to see what the tide has brought in.
All books sold in the shop are donated — the Bryn Mawr does not buy books — and proceeds are used to provide scholarships to New England students attending Bryn Mawr College.