Some time ago, we lost one of the few bookstores in the area. Borders Bookstore became a vacant shell of memories (of coffee, magazines, and book). Alas, I missed the joy of sitting amid shelves of printed pages to browse and enjoy.
To my joy, we now have a 2nd and Charles. Its not a new bookstore, but a used bookstore. The quality, however, offers reduced prices, with many of the products in almost new condition. Ah heaven!
They also buy books, DVDs, comics, and video games. This is incredibly wonderful because now I can support my book addiction. You can choose between cash or store credit, with the store credit often being twice as much.
I found a section on Minecraft, that my son can appreciate. I also found a plush Companion Cube (from the Portal game), and a section of all sorts of neat Dr. Who items for the whovian addict.
For myself, I bought the first book in the Game of Thrones series, by R.R. Martin, and delightfully perused many other books I hope to add to my collection at a later date. I bought a number of books I think my son might enjoy (and read for homeschool). I might reread them myself;
Redwall by Brian Jaques
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead
Hatcher by Gary Paulsen
I enjoy eBooks, but there’s something about having a paperback in your hands, to turn the pages, to smell the ink on the paper. Besides, used book can be cheaper than eBooks, anyway.
What are your thoughts on bookstores and how the industry seems to be turning to the electronic book? Post in comments.