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?
Bookshops! Mmmmm, heaven! Lol. And its exactly this attitude that means I only go in bookshops if I've not got anything particular in mind that I want to buy. If I want a specific book, I'll buy it online where there's less chance of me being sidetracked into buying something else. Notice that this only says less chance, not no chance. Lol.
With this in mind, it follows that my local bookshop, Waterstones, is perfectly adequate for my needs. I don't need it to stock anything in particular and it has a wide ranging selection for when I do just want to browse. I will browse the display tables, and quite often buy from here, although I don't feel pressured into doing so. I do have to walk past on my way to work every morning though so I need quite a strong will not to go in every day. Because I'd just end up buying something everyday and my finances couldn't stand that! And as much I'd love to remove some of the responsibility from me and blame the shop for that, I can't. My bookshop gives me too much pleasure to heap that kind of accusation upon it!