Monday, February 2, 2009

Musing Mondays


Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book stores…

How do you choose what do buy from your local bookstore? Do you have a list, or just browse? What is the selection in your book store like? Do you find what you're looking for? Do you feel pressured to buy the kind of books the store makes prominent? (question courtesy of MizB)

I usually go into a bookstore with books I want but that doesn't mean that is all I get. I am a browser and I will go pick and aisle and literally sit down and look at all the books on the bottom shelf. So authors, hope your books are on the bottom shelf because I love to sit on the ground and read the backs of the books. Yes, I am that girl the rest of you are tripping over, sorry.

There isn't a book store in my town but There are a couple of malls all pretty close by with various Borders, Barnes and Noble and there was a Waldenbooks until a week ago. I usually can find what I am looking for but since I am a very broke, just finished with college, person I tend to not buy books if I can help it. The librarian in town has gotten to know me really well instead.

I have never felt pressured to buy the books in the front of the store, I can't sit down there so it is unlikely I give it too much thought. However if there is one of those displays with if you like this you should try this, and I like the initial this, I will usually give that some time.

How about you?

3 comments:

mattviews said...

I enjoy browsing the bookstore but I always have a list, or at least a scrap paper with a couple titles written on it. I blank out as soon as I'm looking at the shelves and cannot find anything I am looking for. But I don't mind browsing for hours if time permits.

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Nymeth said...

I'm one of those people who sit on the floor at bookstores too :P And I'm definitely a browser too. I don't mind many books at actual bookstores, though, because I'm broke too. Instead I use the library, bookmooch, and online stores with good prices.

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