Tuesday Thingers ~ Favorite BookstoresAugust 12, 2008 at 6:47 am | Posted in Books | 11 Comments
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 can honestly say that I’ve never had a favorite bookstore. When I lived in Grand Rapids I enjoyed going to Schuler Books. The atmosphere was pleasant, but I don’t remember all that much about the store anymore. I haven’t been there since I moved to Virginia in 96. There are several independent bookstores in the area I live now, but they aren’t places I would hang out. One is downtown, which makes parking difficult. The other, Ram’s Head Books, is at a local mall. I’ve been there several times, but again, I can take it or leave it. I do most of my shopping at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, so I guess if I had to pick a favorite, that’s what I would say. In general, if I want to hang out around books I would choose the library every time.
I’ve checked local events several times, but there is never any for Roanoke. I would love to attend events if there were, though.
Do you have a favorite bookstore? If so, why? I’d be interested in hearing about what I’ve been missing.