Here’s this week’s question:
How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?
In my hometown, only one bookstore rules: Borders. And considering my past (and contingent) employment there and general love of that store, I’ll tell you that I’m very loyal to our Borders! We do have a smaller Borders Express in a nearby mall and a used bookstore off the highway — and I occasionally go there, sure — but by and large, I’m just at Borders.
I can’t really answer the question without sounding totally biased . . . I mean, the staff is friendly, the store is large and well-stocked, we have great events! I love browsing around, getting a chai tea, catching up with friends and wandering through the fiction and YA sections! I usually swing by the bargain area, too.
Other bookstores I like but rarely make it over to include the Barnes & Noble in Georgetown and Books-A-Million at Arundel Mills in Hanover, Md. Both have really different items, and Books-A-Million has a great clearance section! And hey, I’m all about the good book deals!