Expectation: Oh boy! I hope I find some cool old books in here! I wonder what they’ve got in their occult section!
Reality: Dumping ground for trashy bodice-ripper novels. Occult section consisting of all of the Silver Ravenwolf books and a dumping ground for cheesy Angel books and self-help shit.
Corollary— Antique book stores
Reality: Cool old books that cost more than your car. Fantastically decorated books about the minutes of past sessions of ways-and-means committees of congress. Nothing even remotely related to the occult, sociology, phenomenology or anything of that nature.
Still, almost all used book stores have kick ass sci fi sections, so I’m not exactly complaining.