Today’s Musing Mondays hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page is about bookstores…
How do you choose what do buy from your local bookstore? Do you have a list, or just browse? What is the selection in your book store like? Do you find what you’re looking for? Do you feel pressured to buy the kind of books the store makes prominent? (question courtesy of MizB)
- If I go to the mall, I go to the bookstore—no way I can not visit a bookstore if I know it’s there. I’m there to browse and see what tickles my fancy. Mostly I just look around and see if any book covers attract my attention and I pull those off the shelf for a look-see. I always check out the new releases and the discount displays. I very seldom take a list to the bookstore as most of my book buying is done online now with it being so much cheaper. The selection in my bookstore is not bad but usually again I end up buying online because they won’t carry what I’m specifically looking for. The bookstore I shop in is a smaller one that’s a part of the bigger chains. It’s supposed to be closing sometime this year(and I’m going to miss them) so they don’t always have as good of a selection as the bigger Chapters stores do. In answer to the last part, I never feel pressured to buy what they make prominent unless I really want it.
How about you—how do you choose what to buy from your local bookstore? Do you like browsing or do you go armed with a list? Share your thoughts.