There’s something about a bookstore. The smell of ink, paper, and coffee. The landscape of books: piled on tables, lining shelves. The quiet hum of people talking, or just turning pages.
When you buy a book, do you prefer browsing in what’s called a “brick and mortar” store–a physical bookstore housed in a building? Or do you like book shopping on the web?
Just finished a great meeting with the marketing manager for my forthcoming book, Deeply Loved, and was delighted to learn that this book will be on shelves at Family Christian Stores, Barnes & Noble stores (and their website), and also on all online sellers, including iTunes.
I will buy books anywhere I can find them, and I love being able to buy a book instantly on my e-reader. But there’s something about losing yourself in a bookstore. How about you? Where do you buy books?
I don’t have an e-reader so I can’t compare but I do love bookstores. Just walking in the stacks is a great joy, let alone finding an old friend or a making new acquaintance on the shelves.
P.S. I have a new guest post at Aimee Byrd’s place (linked through my name). Hope you can take a look, Keri!
Hello Kerri. I think this blog is great. Although I do take many trips to the bookstores Barnes & Noble are my boys favorite. I totally agree with you on the whole “ora” in a bookstore. I can relate and love to just go in for a quiet couple of hours where I steal enjoy that serenity for even a little bit in a “loud” day. Personally I also browse many yard sales where I have gotten many or most of my REALLY great books. As a matter of fact this is where I discovered you. My first book from you was “BREATHE”, I so happen to find it in a rummage yard sale. I LOVE IT. Since then I have been a fan. Thank you for your great work!
Thanks for stopping by and joining the conversation! And what a great idea to find books at yard sales. So glad to hear you enjoyed “Breathe.” The follow up to that book, Rest, is another you might enjoy. Again, nice to have you here.
and Tim, as always, appreciate your comments. I’ll go over and take a look at your post on Aimee’s blog. Friends, you should do the same. Aimee always has thought-provoking posts, and Tim’s guest posts there are no exception.
I have Kindle for PC downloaded to my laptop, but I still prefer a “real” book–and love browsing in a “brick and mortar” bookstore! (I can easily get lost in a library too.) Looking forward to reading “Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity”.