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?