Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TUESDAY THINGERS 8-12-08



Today from Boston Bibliophile:

Today's question: Favorite bookstores. What's your favorite bookstore? Is it an online store or a bricks-and-mortar store? How often do you go book shopping? Is your favorite bookstore (or bookstores) listed as a favorite in LT? Do you attend events at local bookstores? Do you use LT to find events?

I really don't think I can say that I have a favorite bookstore. Where I live there are Barnes and Nobles and Borders just about everywhere so If I am book shopping that is where I end up. I do most of my book shopping on line. Mostly with Amazon but also straight from the publishers web site as well. Since I became a Mom 4 years ago I seldom have the chance to just hang and browse at a bookstore like I used to. If I take my daughter into a bookstore it is only if I know exactly what I want in advance and go right for it. Oh, how I look forward to the future when I can browse again. As far as the events listing on LT I look at it from time to time but have not gone to any of the events. I want to soon and am waiting for just the right one to get me started.

3 comments:

thekoolaidmom said...

I don't think it's the specific brand of store that makes a bookstore a favorite, though some I've read about today are architectural wonders and worth visiting for the building's sake. I think it's the people who work there and the atmosphere that makes it home, beit a Borders, indepentent or thrift store.

Kathleen said...

I haven't found any great events on LT either. Like you, I guess I'm just waiting for the right one :)

Alabama Book Worm said...

I love my kids but they sure do cut down on book browsing time. Thank goodness for Amazon huh?