Thursday, May 31, 2018

#BookBlogExpo Day 2: Favorite Section in the Bookstore

Book Blog Expo Day 2

Today is day two of the Book Blog Expo, hosted by the lovely Donna of Girl Who Reads. To learn more about this event, click here!

Today's topic is Favorite Section in the Bookstore. Let's dive in!

Book Blog Expo Day 2: Favorite Section in the Bookstore



Oh boy, I think my answer for this one really depends on which bookstore I'm going into.

If I'm going into a Barnes and Noble, I always head straight to the cafe to snag a cup of tea. With a tea in hand, I go to the new release section and then head over to the bargain area. Once I have perused those two areas, I tend to wander around the whole store until I a) find what I went in the store for originally, or b) decide to leave.

If I'm going to The Bookery, I always head straight for the bookish goodies section! I'm just a total sucker for bookish candles and I can't wait to see if they've gotten new ones in. They also stock tote bags, bookmarks, socks, and other fun things that I like to check out! After that, I wander, hitting the table displays first before perusing the shelves.

Gibson's Bookstore is another that I enter and head right toward the bookish goodies first. This one has wonderful t-shirts and other fun items. I have been able to hold back so far, but one of these shirts will find a home in my closet someday (probably after the wedding!).

If I'm in the area and able to stop into RiverRun Bookstore, I tend to make a loop around the store, starting to my left when walking in. I really couldn't tell you why I do that, but I have each and every time I've gone in. This shop also has bins of bargain books scattered around, so I really take my time looking through everything.

Sheafe Street Books is another great location that I'm only able to visit when I happen to be in the area. In this shop, I start at the front of the store and slowly work my way toward the back. With the way this one is organized, I just love taking my time because I know there's a treasure waiting for me somewhere in the stacks!

One shop that I have only been to once, but am just itching to go again, is the Book Barn. Now at this place, when I went the very first time, my friend and I made a loop of the entire area for each shop. This took most of a day because there are FOUR locations, one of which has amazing gardens and displays. When I go back, I think I will head straight to my favorite sections first.


Thanks for reading!
Phew, this post makes me really want to take a trip to visit some of these shops again! Perhaps this weekend! Do you have a favorite local shop? If so, what is your favorite section of the location?
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22 comments:

  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that heads to the bargain shelves first. I'm also like a moth for any display table with pretty covers - even if it isn't a genre I read! Check out my Day 2 post

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    1. Right?! Oh my goodness, I'm totally the same way! I almost never buy from the YA table, but I ALWAYS have to check it out because of the covers!

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  2. I love local bookstores! I tend to start with either the YA section or the discount/bargain area. You never know what you'll find! And I adore bookstores that have lots of fun bookish goodies.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Right?! It's like a treasure hunt! :-D

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  3. Ah, the Book Barn...I still dream about it.

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    1. We have to go back sometime soon! :)

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  4. I love wandering around bookstores. We have a local used bookstore that is my favorite.

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  5. At least you have tons of stores to choose from. I only have two. It’s so disappointing.

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    1. Aww, most of mine are semi-far away; definitely not just a quick trip. The Bookery is the closest, at only 15 minutes away and it JUST opened up! Gibson's is about 30 minutes, RiverRun and Sheafe Street Books are 50 minutes, but the Book Barn is two and a half hours! Phew! I hope more stores open up in your area!!

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  6. I love the B&N café too - if I am daring enough I will also get a slice of cheesecake!

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  7. I don't really know of any small or independent bookstores near me, but sometimes I will go to Barnes and Noble. I always head for the bargain racks!

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  8. Ooh sounds like you have some nice bookstores by you! We're lucky enough to have a nice indie store along with the local B&N, and a few used shops (although I haven't been to those in AGES). But yeah every store's different, and requires different strategies ha ha! When I'm at B&N I usually make time for the cafe as well. :)

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  9. Wow, sounds like you have some awesome smaller bookstores. We only have a BAM! in our mall and a pretty decent used bookstore on the other side of town - although I do think they are a bit high. You made me want to go book shopping too!

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  10. It sounds lovely that you live in an area with such a selection of bookstores! Sadly, the only bookstore in my county closed and now the nearest is about an hour away. There was a small used bookstore that opened a little while ago in a nearby town, but it didn't stay open long.

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    1. Oh no! I hope another opens soon and stays open!!

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  11. You live by such amazing bookstores. I actually been to the Book Barn one, it was AMAZING and beautiful too. Though next time I'm definitely going on a cooler day. This was a great post, I really enjoyed it. I hope you have a lovely week ahead. 💋 xoxo
    Part thriller, part superhero fantasy, the Renegades

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    1. Yeah, I'm so lucky!! Most of them are a bit of a drive, but I can't complain too much! :) Oh my gosh, yeah. Next time I go to The Book Barn I need to go on a cooler day as well.

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