This week’s Musing Monday.
How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?
As much as I would love to support independent and quirky bookstores, I generally go in the direction of the lowest price. If there are discount vouchers for Borders, I’ll go to Borders. If Dymocks are on sale, I’ll go there since I have a loyalty card anyway. I buy books from large department stores like K-Mart or Big W (I found a copy of Persuasion for $6.50 the other day!). I go to Ebay when I want to search for some random books but it’s rare I get a good price these days. The best bargain I had was getting a load of Agatha Christies for around $10 including delivery.
If money was not in the equation, I would buy from Dymocks more since they have a very wide range and it’s local. For second-hand books, I would frequent this lovely little shop where the owner has converted an old Victorian townhouse and filled it with floor to ceiling bookshelves. The whole place is simply crammed with books. *Bliss*