Musing Mondays: Favorite bookstores

musing_mondays 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!

5 thoughts on “Musing Mondays: Favorite bookstores

  1. I can’t say I am in love with my Borders…but since it is only bookstore withing a 30 minute drive, except the one I write about with the booming bass, I go there.

    But Amazon is just so easy. Too easy, which explain my huge TBR pile.


  2. I think they closed the Borders around here. It was kind of tiny. I LOVED the Borders they had in Rhode Island. They had the best coffee and a great staff.


  3. I miss my B & N! There’s a nice one in Alexandria we used to go to. Once in a while we’ll drive to Tyson’s for the two-story one. I really don’t like Borders, everyone is pretty rude there to the customers. Maybe they need to like their jobs more or something. I will go there if I have to, but, I usually buy books at B & N or online.


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