Wednesday, April 02, 2014

B is for Bookstores

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:



Is there a more exciting feeling than walking into a bookstore?


So many stories, just waiting to be read. Of course, once you're published, it's even more exciting because you know YOUR book is in there, somewhere.



I read almost every book on my Kindle today, but I miss that exciting feeling of buying a stack of books and taking them home.



Do you still shop in bookstores?

21 comments:

  1. I honestly can't remember the last time I bought a book in a bookstore for myself. That's probably more common for librarians than other book lovers. Since I've had a Kindle I have gradually been checking out more and more ebooks to the point where I get disappointed if a fiction title I want is only available in print.

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  2. YES! And they are still one of my favorite indulgences. What's better than sitting down in your local, indie bookstore and hunting for the next treasure to take home?

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  3. I don't shop in bookstores very often, just because we have such a tight budget. BUT. I do go to the library and check out books at least twice a week. I've read 53 books already this year!

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  4. I do, but honestly, not as much as I once did.
    I think you are an old soul and I love it.
    I wanted to comment on your comment to me - you are absolutely right - old age is denied to some - so we need to love every day we have.

    Sandie/Chatty

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  5. Unfortunately, I'm not that mobile while home schooling the kids. I spent most my time in the house, and I ADORE online bookstores because of it. Granted, the hubby and I do venture out to one now and again, but it's rare I ever buy something there. I know it's lame, but I keep thinking, "It will be cheaper on Amazon."

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  6. I know, Crystal! I would love to support independent bookstores, but they seem to be harder to come by. There isn't a single bookstore within 20 miles of my house now. The mall flooded and Barnes and Noble never came back, despite the fact that this mall is a HUGE, very popular mall in the area! There was a coffee shop in that B&N that would have been a perfect place to write... But I didn't work from home back then.

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  7. I would have a more comfortable retirement if I had every dollar I spent on books in my life. I don't get to bookstores much any more either and read on my Kindle because it's so much easier to read in bed.

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  8. So true, Kristin! I read on my Kindle because I can enlarge the font so I can see it on my book stand on my treadmill. But there's still something invigorating about being in a bookstore, surrounded by books!

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  9. I love browsing around in my bookstores. But like to read on kindle most of the time.

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  10. I love book stores- and actually do not own an ereader. It is all libraries and book stories for me. :) I get so excited just walking in to a book store. I don't always buy a lot, but I love the feel of a new book.

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  11. I prefer old-fashioned books, as well, but I gave into e-readers because of the ability to adjust the print. I also like the instant accessibility. Now when I want to read a book, I don't want to have to order it and I find that often, bookstores don't have copies of many books in stock, unfortunately.

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  12. No, I certainly do not unless it's only available in print format or a book intended more for its photography. Then I would order it online if possible before actually going to a bookstore. I love my kindle and getting what I want right when I'm thinking about it for a substantially reduced price without taking up space. I couldn't ever see myself browsing a bookstore again - that would take time from actual reading. ;-)

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  13. I love walking into B&N and seeing the vast array available to me. Or my little local indie, which has an incredible kid's selection. Bookstores are the best!

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  14. I LOVE bookstores and I try to go as often as I can. we have a Chapters here but we also have a book depot which I love and some used bookstores which are fun to go through-I can't think of not going to a bookstore

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  15. I rarely shop in bookstores. I have become an online shopper and kindle filler. I usually only buy the real book if I plan to add it to my book shelf.

    Now, if I had me a gown to wear out of the house...

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  16. Bookstorse and libraries were what made me the reader and writer I am today. I do love my Kindle, though, and do most of my reading on it.

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  17. Moving to a place with no bookstores under an hour away, sadly I have not been inside one in several months.

    Before becoming a parent though, I would treat myself to one trip per week to a bookstore. I did not necessarily have to buy something. Just browsing and being lost in the books for a couple of hours was always something I enjoyed.

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  18. I love roaming through bookstores, but I tend to default to Amazon for purchases.

    "Indulgences" is a great theme, Stephanie. Have fun with it.

    xoRobyn

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  19. Stephanie,

    I love browsing bookshops but I rarely buy any books there. I just remember the titles and then go home and buy Kindle versions, or order paper books from The Book Depository. It's much cheaper that way!

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  20. I love shopping in bookstores! And visiting libraries... Being surrounded by books is a wonderful feeling.

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  21. I love that last picture of Belle in a book store! How fun! I especially love browsing bookstores with vintage books; those are my favorite. :)

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