Planet13 - 2:45 pm on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Libraries are pretty good places to go.
I suggest anyone who hasn't been to one lately go and visit and strike up a conversation with the people who work there (will have to be a quiet conversation).
Most people who work at a library are passionate about books, authors, and enjoy diversity in thought.
They seem to be less concerned with financial gain.