Quality Inn Near Medical Center
4 Piano Pl.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: (210) 684-8606
Fax: (210) 647-4225
Shop for secondhand books at reasonable prices at Nine Lives Books. Feel free to browse the shelves and take a seat on one of several cozy chairs to go over your selections before you walk up to the register. If you have gently used books, bring them in to sell and use the money towards an exciting new literary adventure. Their collection spans the most popular genres, so you're likely to find something you can't live without.
If you aren't a cowboy, at least you can dress like one. Cavender's Boot City carries everything you need—boots, jeans, shirts, belts and hats. To really blend in here in Texas, opt for Wrangler jeans, a Wrangler Brushpopper shirt and some Justin Roper boots. If you pick out a Resistol hat, be sure you wear straw from after Easter up until Labor Day, and felt after Labor Day all the way through to Easter. This location is not far from Far West Rodeo, one of the largest country and western bars in the city. How convenient! San Antonio offers two other locations as well.
If you are looking for sheet music, there is no better place to look than at RBC. Whether for band instruments, guitar, piano or vocals, RBC carries the sheet music that you'll need. The store is hidden inside the Koger center off Loop 410, but once you find it, it proves to have an enormous selection of music books, karaoke tapes and musical gifts. From classical music to the very latest pop hits, the inventory of songs is amazing. How-to-play books are available for every instrument, and fake books are also offered to help you gain emergency musical knowledge. If you're not sure what sheet music you need, ask the staff. They'll do their best to help you find the right artist and songs.
Anime fans have a place to shop at Ooples in San Antonio. This store has movies, books, clothing, accessories and more, along with an expert staff who can help you find something you'll love. Whether you're a fan of Pokemon, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh, and other popular franchises, or more obscure anime, you'll be pleased with the selection offered here.
Crossroads Mall is known for two things: the theater, which brings San Antonio the kind of art-house films ignored by the monstrous 24-screen cineplexes popping up around the city and the Burlington Coat Factory. Bargain hunters will enjoy the mall for this store alone, but they will find more discount shopping at Super Target as well as the relatively "upscale" Steinmart, which carries brand names found at Dillard's and Macy's. Crossroads has a nice food court and a beautiful fountain that features jazz music during the summer weekends.
For comic books new and old, there is no finer place to look than this Medical Center shop. Stocked with a wide variety of classic comics and the latest offerings, it also carries a large selection of role-playing games, toys, models, cards, novels and videos. Japanese anime is a hot item, as are the latest collectibles related to the most popular movies and games. Drop by and use the game rooms for a match of your favorite board game or browse through the comics to find the Superman that will complete your collection.
This chain of stores bills itself as having "The World's Largest Western Wear Catalog" and it backs up this claim with a huge selection of western clothing. Featuring an immense collection of boots and hats, it also offers women's clothing, menswear, a large children's section, and larger-size clothing for both men and women. The store carries full lines of blue jeans and casual shirts, as well as dressier clothing to wear at the office or on a night out. Brands include Wrangler, Justin, Stetson, Carhartt, Rockies and Resistol. You will also find souvenirs and western accessories ranging from jewelry and rattlesnake skins to postcards and bolo ties. The store will ship internationally from its online catalog.
From recent releases to timeless classics, For Your Entertainment stacks them all. Located at the Ingram Park Mall, the store is situated in between Macy's and Sears. The three most prominent sources of leisure i.e books, movies and music CD's form the majority of what's on offer. If not willing to spend a share on originals, you could scan the used titles on display and you might just find the one you're looking for. The store also ships its goods anywhere around the US.
Anchored on three ends by Foley's, Dillard's and Sears, Ingram Park Mall is a traditional mall that houses traditional stores as well as some Texas favorites such as James Avery. The food court offers a little something for everyone, and there are specialty food and candy stores surrounding it. From Monday through Friday, the mall opens its doors at 7:15a and allows walkers to use the mall as a "track". Don't try to do this after the stores open at 10a, though, because this mall is always busy.
Are you just moving to San Antonio? Are you living in San Antonio temporarily? If so, Garden Ridge Pottery and World Imports is the place for you to shop for all of your household and decorating needs. The store caters to people who want variety, affordability and convenience. It is well known for its assortment of pottery, woven baskets and mats, but the huge inventory also includes a variety of kitchenware, dishes, glasses, utensils, party supplies, canvas and print pictures, frames, carpets, mats, furniture, and real and imitation plants. Satisfy the artist in you by selecting from all the supplies and starter kits for various arts and crafts hobbies such as painting, drawing, model car building and wreath making.
This cozy little shop is full of lovingly made primitive and folk art items. The shop owners have created the majority of the inventory, which ranges from dolls to quilts. Dolls range from Santas to Angels and each one is tea-dyed and tattered to give it the illusion of being an authentic antique. There are also beautiful wall hangings, wearable art items and samplers fit for home use. If you don't find exactly what you have in mind, you can simply purchase the materials and pattern and make your own. There are even classes offered here. There is nothing plain about this shop!
If you have too much thyme on your hands, or wish you had a little more, the annual Herb Market is the place to be. It hosts 30-plus exhibits offering everything from fresh potted herbs to herbal products and gardening tools. Several speakers are slated to cover various related topics, with a favorite subject being how to cook with herbs. The event also offers cooking demonstrations, crafts, and activities to keep the children busy while you browse. The Herb Market is a one-day event that usually takes place on a Saturday in October.