Bookstores

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How do you feel about bookstores? I love bookstores. I rarely go anymore, since I usually buy my books online. (I do it so I don’t miss a new release by a buddy, and boom, I get books in the mail every month or so. And it cuts down on impulse buys. That said, I've been toggling back and forth between buying the new Suzanne Brockmann on MP3, or buying the new Julie Leto/Kresley Cole books.) But I still love bookstores. Rows and rows of books, words, knowledge. My first stop is the magazines, then the romance section, then the how-to-write section, then the education section. Now that I’m back in the classroom, I’ll hit the children’s section. If I’m there longer (I have time to kill, or I’m waiting for my son to listen to every music selection offered), I’ll wander to the home decorating, or the history, or the languages.

We didn’t have Barnes and Noble or Borders until the past 6 or 7 years. We had Waldens and B. Daltons in the mall, we had a Book Stop in a kind of out of the way place. I’m trying to think where I bought books before the big stores came in. Maybe the chains are to blame for my TBR pile?

Some days, the presence of so many books locks me up. I get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of books. If these are all the published books, and I have to compete with all the books yet to be published….it’s like a grain of sand on the beach.

But other days just being in the presence of the books fills me up. I want to see mine in that slot on the SIM rack. I can see it. Is that weird that I can see my cover?

This is not what it looks like ;)

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love bookstores. I love B and N and Half Price the most. I like being with them, being around them, living with them. :) I can see your book on the rack, too, Mar. And it will be, soon.

Hugs,
JoAnn

Toni Anderson said...

LOVE bookstores...don't go in them as with little kids I never get to the romance section, or the how-to section and I get frustrated. So I don't go!! I'm getting Suz B's newest release from her at Reno!! How cool is that? I'll be gobsmacked and say nothing at all--or something REALLY stupid.
Toni

MaryF said...

Toni, I remember meeting Nora at my first conference and was absolutely incoherent. Someone I met in line took my picture with Nora and I returned the favor, only the picture probably didn't turn out, I was shaking so bad.

Now I'm debating if I want the Suz in audiobook or print. Sigh. I still haven't decided how to get Harry Potter.

Thanks, JoAnn! Your belief in me really helps.

Shesawriter said...

Bookstores? What are those? LOL! I haven't been in one in ages. I do all my book buying online. I remember when Amazon first opened. I told my husband, "That idea'll never fly." LOL!

BTW, I had to get a kleenix for all the drooling I'm doing over your latest Gerry picture. :-)

Tanya

Olga said...

Bookstores are my fav type of stores. Could spend lots of time there. As you already know, I don't like shopping, but visiting bookstores is an exception.

MaryF said...

LOL, Tanya!

Olga, I'll hang with you at the bookstore ;) You don't even have one very close, do you?

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