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’t say I really have a favorite bookstore. I like to buy books in multiple places. My favorite atmosphere has always been at the Barnes and Noble near where I live – big and wooden and cozy. Right now, my favorite bookstore is a new one I found called The Book Barn. It’s a charity bookstore associated with St Clare’s Hospital and all the books are $2 or less. It’s nice to make great finds, know that my money is going to a good cause, and have a place to donate those books that I don’t want to give away here. Usually, I only donate books that I really hate in the hopes that someone else might get some small enjoyment from them. When I have wishlist books that I haven’t found there in a while, I go to Amazon for them because it’s the cheapest and I can get free shipping and not spend money on gas.
I go about once a week. It’s bad because I usually acquire 10+ books and I definitely don’t read that many in a week, but I can’t resist the lure. It’s not listed in LT because I haven’t put it in there yet, but I have a couple of other favorites listed that I enjoyed up in Boston, like the Harvard Coop and Back Pages Books in my college town of Waltham.
I would attend events if they interested me, but there are never any in my area. LT local came a little too late for when I was living in the Boston area, otherwise I probably would have. I’m hoping for some interesting events in York, where I am moving in October, since there seem to be a lot of independents around there.