Monday, March 23, 2009

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about bookstores…

How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?

Because I live in a small rural town, the only bookstore we have (with the exception of Wal-Mart books - yuck!) is an antique bookstore - great for finding older or first edition books; not so much the place to find current books.

Therefore, I do most of my book shopping online: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Google books, eBay, etc. With the exception of my very favorite authors, I try books out from the library first before buying copies for my home library. My exceptions include: Laurell K. Hamilton, Brandon Mull, Stephanie King, and Neil Gaiman, just to name a few.

Of course, there is a Joseph-Beth Books about 45 miles away in Lexington, Kentucky, and whenever I go into Lexington, I usually try to visit. But, because I HATE going into Lexington, I'm lucky if I visit Jo-Beth's once or twice a year.


caite said...

As much as I have a love/hate relationship with the Evil Amazon (and buy most of my books from them), we do have to remember what a godsend online bookstore are for those of us not lucky enough to have 'real' stores nearby.

Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

I order quite a few from Amazon and I use a Borders coupon regularly. We also have Barnes & Noble here but they moved to the mall and I've only been once since -- and I was very disappointed because they only had one row of discount books where they used to have several.We have a Booksamillion which I love for thier "cheap" tables. I also get a lot of books from but my new love is